February 09, 2018

Recalls 50,000 Laptop Batteries Globally, Here’s Why

HP Inc in collaboration with several government regulatory agencies has just issued a worldwide voluntary safety recall and exchange programs for certain HP notebooks and mobile workstation batteries.

HP inc, the Global Printer & PC company has just issued a worldwide voluntary recall of 50,000 batteries sold as accessories or used as replacements through HP or any other authorized HP service providers.

Well, recently Some Hewlett Packard buyers have found reporting that their laptop batteries have burned and melted. So, the replacement program has been arranged just to prevent owners from fire and burn hazards.

The replacement program has been issued for the affected devices that were shipped between December 2015 and December 2017. The company wrote in a blog post “The quality and safety of all HP products is our top priority. We recently learned that batteries provided by one of our suppliers for certain notebook computers and mobile workstations present a potential safety concern”

“We are taking immediate action to address this issue including a voluntary recall and replacement of the batteries. This action pertains to 0.1 per cent of the HP systems sold globally over the past two years”

According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, the affected models are:

    HP Probook 640 G2
    HP ProBook 640 G3
    HP ProBook 645 G2
    HP ProBook 645 G3
    HP ProBook 650 G2
    HP ProBook 650 G3
    HP ProBook 655 G2
    HP ProBook 655 G3
    HP ZBook 17 G3
    HP ZBook 17 G4
    HP ZBook Studio G3
    HP x360 310 G2
    HP Pavilion x360
    HP ENVY m6
    HP 11 Notebook PC

To recall, last year in the month of January, HP recalled 101,000 lithium-ion batteries due to fire and burn hazards. So, it looks like, HP is struggling to make things good.

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