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Charring, melting laptop batteries cause HP to issue voluntary recall

6 monthes ago   |   By Ars Technica

HP's Envy 13 Ultrabook.
Those who have purchased a new HP laptop in the past two years should take note of the company's latest voluntary recall. HP announced that it's recalling batteries for select laptop models, including some in the ProBook, Envy, and ZBook families. The company received eight reports of these lithium-ion batteries overheating, melting, or charring, as well as one report of a minor injury caused by the malfunctioning batteries.
"We are taking immediate action to address this issue including a voluntary recall and replacement of the batteries," HP's statement says...
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Some HP laptops need battery replacements due to serious safety concerns

Some HP laptops need battery replacements due to serious safety concerns

6 monthes ago   |   By Tech Radar

HP has issued a battery recall notice for a number of its laptops and mobile workstations sold over the last two years due to concerns that the battery inside these machines could be dangerous and a fire hazard. This follows eight reports of lithium-ion batteries overheating and/or melting, and in one case causing a first-degree burn to someone's hand, with three further cases citing resulting property damage to the tune of $4,500. The machines affected represent 0.1% of HP's computers sold globally between December 2015 and December 2017. That might sound like a small percentage, but...
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HP Recalls 50,000 Laptop Batteries Over Fire Risk

HP Recalls 50,000 Laptop Batteries Over Fire Risk

6 monthes ago   |   By Ubergizmo

These days lithium-ion batteries can be found in pretty much all of our portable electronic devices, and while they are common, they do pose certain dangers where they can swell up and explode if damaged. Unfortunately for many HP laptop owners, it looks like there is a chance your laptop could be affected by faulty batteries. So much so that HP has announced the recall of 50,000 lithium-ion laptop batteries that have the danger of catching on fire. According to HP, “These batteries have the potential to overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to customers. For this reason, it is extremely...
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