The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a recall of 162,000 Li-Ion battery packs that were sold with HP and Compaq notebooks. Back in May of 2010 there was an HP battery recall affecting 54,000 battery packs, and the May before, a recall of 70,000.
According to this latest product recall notice, HP has received 40 reports, since the 2010 recall, of batteries that overheated and ruptured, resulting in seven burn injuries, one smoke inhalation injury and 36 instances of property damage.
The affected systems were sold at computer and electronics stores nationwide, hp.com and hpshopping.com from July 2007 through July 2008 for between $500 and $3,000. The battery packs were also sold separately for between $100 and $160.
Consumers should immediately remove the batteries from their notebook computer and contact HP to determine if their battery is included in this recall. Consumers who had previously checked their batteries and were informed they were not included in previous announcements are urged to check again.
Consumers with recalled batteries will receive a free replacement battery from HP. After removing the recalled battery from their notebook computer, consumers may use the AC adapter to power the computer until a replacement battery arrives.
You may contact the HP Battery Replacement Program website at hp.com/support/BatteryReplacement or call (888) 202-4320 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.
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