Friday, May 15, 2009

HP Recalls 200K Laptop Batteries Worldwide

Hewlett-Packard Co. in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled more than 70,000 lithium-ion batteries used in several models of laptops sold in the US because of a potential fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday. In all HP expects the recall to affect more than 200,000 laptops worldwide.

According to the CPSC Web site the recall currently affects 21 different models of HP and Compaq notebook computers 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.

For additional information, visit the HP Battery Replacement Program Web site at or call (800) 889-2031 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

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