HP Expands Battery Recall Due to Fire and Burn Hazards


Hewlett-Packard has expanded a recall of batteries for HP and Compaq Notebook computers due to fire and burn hazards.

The expanded recall involves about 101,000 lithium-ion batteries containing Panasonic cells that are used in the computers.

The batteries are compatible with HP, Compaq, HP Probook, HP Envy, Compaq Presario and HP Pavilion Notebook computers shipped and sold between March 2013 and October 2016. An additional 41,000 batteries were recalled in June 2016,

The expanded recall comes after one additional report of the battery overheating, melting and charring. Consumers should contact HP for a free replacement battery.

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