HP expands laptop battery recall programme

This expanded recall involves lithium-ion batteries containing Panasonic cells that are used in HP notebook computers. The batteries are compatible with HP, Compaq, HP ProBook, HP ENVY, Compaq Presario, and HP Pavilion notebook computers. HP has expanded the number of recalled batteries, which were shipped with notebook computers sold between March 2013 and October 2016. The black batteries measure about 8 to 10.5 inches long, 2 inches wide and about 1 inch high. The battery bar code is printed on the back of the battery. “HP Notebook Battery” and the model number are printed on the battery. The batteries included in this expanded recall have bar codes starting with: 6BZLU, 6CGFK, 6CGFQ, 6CZMB, 6DEMA, 6DEMH, 6DGAL and 6EBVA

According to HP, there are only 7 affected units in Ireland.

 HP battery

What to do:

Anyone with an HP or Compaq laptop purchased between 2013 and 2016 or who has purchased an HP laptop battery between those dates is advised to visit the HP website for more information, even if they had already done so for the original recall last year.

Published Date: 25/01/2017

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