HP Recalls 15 Different Models Over Battery Safety Problem

HP Recalls 15 Different Models Over Battery Safety Problem

Almost 50,000 lithium-ion batteries (of which 2,600 have been sold in Canada) for HP Notebook computers and mobile workstations have been recalled due to fire and burn hazards.

HP said on their website these batteries have the potential to overheat, which could lead to them catching fire and burning customers.

The computer company received eight reports of battery packs overheating, melting or charring, including three reports of property damage totaling $4,500.

A recall has been issued by HP involving a lithium-ion battery malfunction on notebook computers and workstations that were sold from December 2015 through December 2017. HP is providing battery replacement services by an authorised technician at no cost. "HP strongly recommends accepting Battery Safety Mode so that the notebook or mobile workstation can be safely used by connecting to an HP power adaptor".

HP is in the hot seat again this week with a statement it released detailing a massive recall of roughly 50,000 batteries used in its consumer notebooks.

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The company is providing battery replacement services to those with electronics affected by this recall. While 50,000 of the affected batteries were sold within the United States, another 2,600 were sold in Canada.

The latest recall is due to "fire and burn hazards" and is in addition to a 41,000-battery recall in June.

With customer safety as a key priority, HP is providing a new BIOS update that will place the affected battery in "Battery Safety Mode". In the meantime, those using one of the affected devices should enable battery safe mode. This mode will discharge the battery and prevent it from being recharged until the battery is replaced. Users will still be able to use the device but only when connected to an HP power adapter.

For customers with further questions, HP has set up a detailed FAQ on the battery recall. However, not every battery in the listed products is affected.

To find out if your unit is affected, users can download an HP Battery Validation Utility application to verify if your battery is defective.

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