Friday, May 15th 2009

HP Recalls Notebook Computer Batteries Due to Fire Hazard

Important, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with HP, are starting recall of the Lithium-Ion batteries used in some Hewlett-Packard and Compaq notebook computers, due to fire hazard. Around 70 000 batteries are reported as dangerous, due to overheating and rupture problems, that may cause fire. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. Models that can contain a recalled battery include:
  • HP Pavilion: dv2000, dv2500, dv2700, dv6000, dv6500, dv6700, dv9000, dv9500, dv9700
  • Compaq Presario: A900, C700, F700, V3000, V3500, V3700, V6000, V6500, V6700
  • HP: G6000, G7000
  • HP Compaq: 6720s

The notebook model is located at the top of the service label on the bottom of the notebook. Batteries that can be subject to the recall will have one of the following bar code labels (^ in the code can be any letter or number):

62940^^AXV^^^^ 65033^^B7U^^^^
65033^^BGU^^^^ 65035^^B7U^^^^
65035^^BGV^^^^ 67059^^V8U^^^^

The recalled batteries were sold in computer and electronics stores nationwide from August 2007 through March 2008. They are all manufactured in China.

Consumers should immediately remove the recalled battery from their notebook computer and contact HP to determine if their battery is included in the recall and to request a free replacement battery.

For more information, please click here and follow the instructions.Source: HP
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5 Comments on HP Recalls Notebook Computer Batteries Due to Fire Hazard

nice i'm using one now :D
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Meh rekon should ok with my Dv9205 tx "gulp"
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I'm kind of hoping mine just goes up in flames so I can ditch this laptop..
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Wich one you got just out of interest?
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damnit, checked my battery.....doesnt apply. i agree with you on the hoping it explodes part too :D

could really use a new battery too, mine barely lasts 30 minutes
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