HP Recalling 54,000 Additional Laptop Batteries Due to Overheating
Hewlett-Packard is recalling an additional 54,000 lithium ion battery packs used in its Pavilion and Compaq laptops due to a potential fire hazard. Since HP started the first recall in 2009, an additional 38 reports of laptop fires have been reported, and 11 people have reported minor injuries.Hewlett-Packard, the world's largest producer of PCs, is recalling an additional 54,000 lithium ion batteries used in laptops after reports surfaced that the batteries are prone to overheating and can catch fire. HP, along with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, issued the additional recall on May 21. The recall involves several models from HP's Compaq and Compaq Presario lines as well as its Pavilion notebooks.
Both HP and the CPSC are recommending that customers who own these laptops remove the battery immediately and contact HP for a replacement pack. HP is replacing the batteries for free.
- The HP Pavilion series: dv2000, dv2500, dv2700, dv6000, dv6500, dv6700, dx6000, dx6500, dx6700, dv9000, dv9500 and dv9700.The batteries include ones with the following bar codes (the symbols are a placeholder for other letters and numbers): 62940^^AVX^^^^, 65035^^B7U^^^^, 65035^^B7V^^^^, 65035^^BGU^^^^, 65035^^BGV^^^^, 65033^^B7U^^^^, 65033^^B7V, 65033^^BGU^^^^.
- The HP Compaq Presario series: A900, C700. F500, F700, V3000, V3500, V3700, V6000, V6500, V6700. The batteries include: 62940^^AVX^^^^, 65035^^B7U^^^^, 65035^^B7V^^^^, 65035^^BGU^^^^, 65035^^BGV^^^^.
- The HP G6000 and G7000 series. The batteries include: 62940^^AVX^^^^, 65035^^B7U^^^^, 65035^^B7V^^^^, 65035^^BGU^^^^, 65035^^BGV^^^^.
- The HP Compaq series: 6510b, 6515b, 6710b, 6710s, 6715b, 6715s, 6720s. The batteries include: 65000^^B5V^^^^, 67059^^V8U^^^^, 67059^^V8V^^^^.