Around 78,500 HP laptop batteries recalled due to burn, fire hazards
Around 78,500 HP batteries for notebook computers and mobile workstations have been recalled.
This recall is in addition to the 50,000 batteries that were recalled in January 2018.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission said there have been reports of the lithium-ion batteries overheating, melting or charring. One person even suffered a minor injury, and there were two reports of property damage.
The batteries were shipped or sold as accessories for:
- HP Pro Books (64x G2 and G3 series, 65x G2 and G3 series, 4xx G4 series)
- HPx360 (310 G2)
- HP Pavilion x360 11 inch Notebook PC
- HP 11 Notebook PC
- HP ZBook (17 G3 and Studio G3) mobile workstations
The batteries were sold as replacement batteries or accessories for:
- All of the products listed above
- HP ZBook Studio G4 mobile workstation
- HP ProBook 4xx G5 series
- HP ENVY 15
- HP Mobile Thin Clients (mt21, mt22, mt31)
These batteries were sold by HP and authorized dealers across the country.
They were shipped on notebook computers and mobile workstations sold between December 15 through April 2018 for around $300 and $4,000. The batteries were sold separately for between $50-$90 between December 2015-2018, according to the CPSC.
You can find out if your HP battery is included in the recall online.