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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:
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Gateway Recalling Old Notebook Batteries (400VTX and 450ROG)

Gateway Battery RecallJust when we thought all the battery recall madness was over, Gateway's voluntary recalling 14,000 lithium-ion batteries that shipped with the Gatewayy 400VTX and 450ROG series notebooks. The company says that under certain conditions, these battery packs can overheat and create a potential fire hazard. The affected battery packs were shipped between May 2003 to August 2003 in the United States.
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Lenovo Recalls ThinkPad Batteries

Lenovo announced a major notebook battery recall today after fice customers complained about their ThinkPads overheating after dropping them. The recall is for ...