It was just over a year ago when we last brought you news of HP recalling some batteries from some of their notebooks. Now fast forward to this May and HP expand notebook battery recall yet again. It is a voluntary recall by the company because of a risk of the batteries overheating.
The problems first began in May 2009 with people reporting some of the batteries overheating and catching fire, resulting in some minor property damage. This was followed by more reported cases which resulted with some minor injuries. Now according to an article by Nicole Wilson of Best Syndication the recall now includes an extra 162,600 units.
This led to the recall being expanded to replace the faulty batteries which are manufactured in China. The laptops involved where sold from July 2007 and July 2008, and HP will be replacing the affected batteries. It is advised that you recheck your laptop with the updated list even if you have done it before.
You can find the model number on the laptop on the bottom, and the battery had a barcode label. The models concerned cost between $500 and $3,000, and separate batteries which were sold for $100 to $160 are also part of the recall. If you think you may have one of the laptops affected you can head over to the HP website or call toll free on (888) 202-4320 Monday to Friday.