HP recalls 78'500 additional laptop batteries

This is in addition to 50K laptop batteries previously recalled

HP has discovered additional laptops that may contain defective lithium-ion batteries that pose a risk of overheating and catching fire. The new total now stands at more than 120'000 batteries, as part of this recall.

According to a document posted by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), HP had recalled 50'000 laptop batteries in January 2018. However the number appears to be way larger now, since the company has recalled more models. Since the original report, HP said has received eight new reports of battery packs overheating, melting or catching fire.

If you own a notebook HP, you can check if your model is affected or not on HP website.
The batteries were shipped with or sold as accessories for HP ProBooks (64x G2 and G3 series, 65x G2 and G3 series, 4xx G4 series), HPx360 (310 G2), HP Pavilion x360 11inch Notebook PC, HP 11 Notebook PC, HP ZBook (17 G3, and Studio G3) mobile workstations. The batteries were also sold as accessories or replacement batteries for the HP ZBook Studio G4 mobile workstation, HP ProBook 4xx G5 series, HP ENVY 15, HP Mobile Thin Clients (mt21, mt22, and mt31), or for any of the products listed above,

Source: HP

News by Luca Rocchi and Marc Büchel - German Translation by Marc Büchel - Italian Translation by Francesco Daghini

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