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HP recalls 101,000 laptop batteries due to fire concerns

.@HP recalls more than 100,000 laptop batteries over fire concerns

  • HP recalls 101,000 laptop batteries due to fire concerns
  • Consumers should stop using batteries immediately, remove from laptops
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  • The recall affects about 101,000 batteries used in HP, Compaq, HP ProBook, HP ENVY, Compaq Presario and HP Pavilion laptops purchased between March 2013 and October 2016.
  • HP has expanded its recall of batteries used in HP and Compaq laptops due to fire hazards.

According to a notice posted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the batteries can overheat, posing fire and burn risks.

@BN9: .@HP recalls more than 100,000 laptop batteries over fire concerns

HP has expanded its recall of batteries used in HP and Compaq laptops due to fire hazards.

According to a notice posted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the batteries can overheat, posing fire and burn risks.

The recall affects about 101,000 batteries used in HP, Compaq, HP ProBook, HP ENVY, Compaq Presario and HP Pavilion laptops purchased between March 2013 and October 2016.

Affected batteries have a bar codes starting with: 6BZLU, 6CGFK, 6CGFK, 6CGFQ, 6CZMB, 6DEMA, 6DEMH, 6DGAL and 6EBVA.

“HP received one additional report of the battery overheating, melting and charring and causing about $1,000 in property damage,” the notice stated.

Consumers should stop using the recalled batteries immediately and remove them from their laptops.

HP is asking owners to send in their batteries for replacement.

Consumers can contact HP at 888-202-4320 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.hp.com.

HP recalls 101,000 laptop batteries due to fire concerns

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