Computer Battery Recall
Is your laptop affected?
According to WTEN, Hewlett-Packard (HP) has announced that they are voluntarily recalling batteries in some of their electronics for safety concerns.
The safety concerns involve the batteries on certain laptops and HP has said that some batteries have the potential to overheat while in use, which could lead to them catching fire and burning customers.
This voluntary recall is only for the battery inside the computers, not the computer itself.
If you have an HP computer or workstation and want to see if you model is affected by the recall you can check the model numbers here.
If you do find that you have an affected computer, HP has said that they are providing battery replacement services by an authorized technician at no cost, because most of the affected computers have batteries that are internal to the system, which means they are not customer replaceable, according to HP
HP is also providing an update for affected computers that will place the battery in "Battery Safety Mode" so that the notebook or workstation can be safely used.
Batteries affected by this recall should immediately be put into battery safety mode.