HP Notebook Battery Recall Expands To Over 100,000 Units
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commision announced yesterday that HP is expanding its recall of batteries for HP and Compaq Notebook Computers due to fire and burn hazards, which started in June 2016. At that time HP recalled some 41,000 laptop batteries (3,000 sold in Canada and 4,000 in Mexico) but this latest expansion brings the number to approximately 101,000. According the the USCPSC "This expanded recall involves lithium-ion batteries containing Panasonic cells that are used in HP notebook computers". Evidently Samsung is not the only manufacturer having serious battery problems.
The recalled notebook batteries are used in many HP, HP ProBook, HP ENVY and HP Pavilion notebooks as well as Compaq and Compaq Presario models. The expanded battery recall includes units shipped with compatible notebooks between March 2013 and October 2016. Affected batteries should be immediately removed from the notebook computer in which they are being used and replaced. The computer can be used with only AC power input until a replacement from HP is received. The batteries in question have barcodes beginning with 6BZLU, 6CGFK, 6CGFQ, 6CZMB, 6DEMA, 6DEMH, 6DGAL and 6EBVA. To obtain a replacement battery HP can be contacted by phone toll-free at 888-202-4320 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at either HP's 2016 Recall Site or at Their Homepage through the Recalls link at the bottom.