HP orders recall of around 1,01,000 laptop batteries because of risk of fire

HP has ordered a recall for about 1,01,000 lithium-ion batteries from consumers in United States, Canada and Mexico. The battery was used in HP ProBook, HP ENVY, Compaq Presario and HP Pavilion notebooks which were sold between March 2013 to October 2016. One thing to note is that the current recall is an extension to an earlier announcement done in June last year as reported by The Verge.

The June recall only mentioned that 41,000 batteries are being recalled but that has been expanded to include around 1,01,000 batteries.

The customers with affected units are advised to remove the batteries from their laptops and contact HP support for replacement batteries without any additional cost. It is better for all HP laptop users to head to the recall website and double check that your laptop model is not part of the recall.

Interestingly, this continues the trend of electronic devices overheating and exploding just like the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. HP reported that less than 1 percent of the laptops sold during the time mentioned above were affected by the problem.

Interesting thing is that this is not the first time that HP has recalled laptops for fire-related issues as the company was forced to recall about 6 million laptop charging cords back in

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