HP Recalls 70,000 Batteries…. Apparently Too Hot To Handle

HP has recalled 70,000 notebook batteries after two caught fire recently. So if you own a HP Pavilion, Compaq Presario, HP or HP/Compaq notebook, you may want to visit the Consumer Product Saftey Comission website to see if your model is affected by this recall. So what should you do if you’re affected? This is what the CPSC says to do:

Consumers should immediately remove the recalled battery from their notebook computer and contact HP to determine if their battery is included in the recall and to request a free replacement battery. After removing the recalled battery from their notebook computer, consumers may use the AC adapter to power the computer until a replacement battery arrives. Consumers should only use batteries obtained from HP or an authorized reseller.

Oh by the way, if you want to see what could happen to these batteries, look at the video from this post.

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