HP is recalling thousands of its laptop batteries due to fire concerns

HP is recalling thousands of its laptop batteries due to fire concerns”

The recall affects a wide range of laptops using lithium-ion batteries containing Panasonic cells, everything from gaming and professional notebooks on down to general goal machines.

The company is recalling an additional 101,000 batteries in laptops sold between March 2013 through October 2016.

The battery bar code is located on the underside of the battery. HP is offering a free replacement battery to everyone affected.

This expanded recall involves additional lithium-ion batteries not included in the previous recall.

The Galaxy Note 7 recall is probably the most prominent case where a device manufacturer had to recall and cancel a product on account of fire hazards.

HP has announced that it is recalling around 101,000 laptop batteries due to overheating issues.

If they start with 6BZLU, 6CGFK, 6CGFQ, 6CZMB, 6DEMA, 6DEMH, 6DGAL or 6EBVA, then they should remove the batteries and contact HP for a free replacement.

HP past year issued a recall of around 40,000 batteries, warning users' of affected laptops that they might end up with a scolded lap. If the number reads 6EBVA, 6DGAL, 6DEMH, 6DEMA, 6CZMB, 6CGFK or 6BZLU, then your unit is potentially very unsafe.

Those who need replacement batteries can call HP at 1-888-202-4320 or go to the company's website for the recall to see if their notebook is affected. But it's not just smartphone batteries that can catch fire.

The company warns users that batteries identified as unaffected by the earlier recall could still be unsafe. Fortunately, because the batteries are removable, users can still plug in their power adapter to the laptop and continue using their machines.

It is essential that customers recheck their batteries, even if they did so previously and were informed that they were not affected.

In fact, the CPSC on Tuesday gave Samsung a pat on the back for its accountability in the recall.

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