HP Voluntarily Recalls 70,000 Faulty Notebook Batteries

HP is issuing a voluntary recall on 70,000 outstanding batteries sold between August 2007 and March 2008 due to potential overheating problems. Reports to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission show there has been two instances of overheated batteries leading to property damage with no bodily injuries. HP notes that these battery issues are in no way related to the previous recalls and will replace the affected batteries at no charge. The batteries in question were sold both as part of the notebook package or as stand-alone replacement batteries for these particular devices:

Affected HP Notebooks

Affected HP Notebooks

If you suspect you have a recalled battery or if you have any doubt, take a look at the USCPSC site for more information or this link at HP’s site to validate your battery.

Via Engadget

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