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HP Expands Recall of Notebook Computer Batteries


Washington, DC: Hewlett-Packard Company is recalling lithium-ion batteries used in HP and Compaq notebook computers because the batteries can overheat and rupture, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. About 162,600 batteries are affected by this recall, 54,000 and 70,000 batteries were previously recalled in May 2010 and May 2009, respectively.

Since the May 2010 recall expansion, HP has received 40 additional reports of batteries that overheated and ruptured, resulting in seven burn injuries, one smoke inhalation injury, and 36 instances of property damage.

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. For full details on the recalled batteries visit: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11234.html

The batteries were sold through computer and electronics stores nationwide, hp.com and hpshopping.com from July 2007 through July 2008 for between $500 and $3,000. The battery packs were also sold separately for between $100 and $160.

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Published on May-30-11


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