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HP Recalls Notebook Computer Batteries Due to Fire Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada, in cooperation with Hewlett-Packard (HP) Co., of Palo Alto, CA, today announced a recall of about 70,000 Lithium-Ion batteries used in HP and Compaq notebook computers. They are being recalled because the batteries can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

To date, HP and CPSC are aware of 2 reports of batteries that overheated and ruptured, resulting in flames/fire that caused minor property damage.

The computers were sold at computer and electronics stores nationwide, and from August 2007 through March 2008 for between $500 and $3000. The battery packs were also sold separately for between $100 and $160.

MAY-14-09-30-08: HP Recalls Notebook Computer Batteries Due to Fire Hazard [CPSC: HP AND COMPAQ NOTEBOOK COMPUTER BATTERIES RECALLED]

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Published on May-14-09


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