HP Recalls More Laptop Batteries

Computer maker Hewlett-Packard has announced that the company has decided to expand the recall of Lithium-ion batteries used in HP and Compaq laptops.

According to the company, it has decided to voluntarily recall 162,000 additional batteries. HP previously recalled 54,000 batteries in May 2010 and 70,000 batteries in May 2009.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall on May 27, 2010. HP said that the batteries tend to overheat and rupture and run a risk of causing fire and burn injury to consumers.

Since the last battery recall, HP has received 7 injury complaints, one injury due to smoke inhalation complaint and 36 complaints of property damage, which prompted the company to expand the battery recall.

“The recalled lithium-ion rechargeable batteries are used with various model series of HP and Compaq notebook computers and include batteries that consumers were informed were not included in previous recalls,” the CPSC said in a statement.

“The chart below includes all notebook model numbers associated with batteries recalled to date. The computer model number is located at the top of the service label on the bottom of the notebook computer. Not all batteries matching the bar codes are being recalled,” it added.

Users can see the notebook model numbers and the batteries being recalled on this page.