HP recalls more laptop lithium-ion batteries following reports of overheating, melting

HP recalled more batteries in January but gov shutdown delayed news

CPSC received the product recall expansion notice in January, but because of the government shutdown, it did not post it to the government agency until now.

Back in January 2018, HP issued a battery recall covering 50,000 laptop batteries which had the potential to overheat and become either a burn of fire hazard.

HP initiated the recall in January 2018, and expanded it in January 2019, but the news hadn't widely circulated because of the U.S. government shutdown.

HP expanded their recall of lithium-ion batteries on Tuesday, after eight new reports in the USA of overheating, melting or charring, according to a recall notice. Since then HP has received more reports of incidents involving its batteries and expanded the recall to include 28,500 more problem products sold. Replacing them will require HP provide an authorized technician to remove the old, faulty unit and install a new one as the customer can't do it themselves.

Batteries affected by this program may have been shipped with specific HP Probook 64x (G2 and G3), HP ProBook 65x (G2 and G3), HP ProBook 4xx G4 (430, 440, 450, 455, and 470), HP x360 310 G2, HP ENVY M6, HP Pavilion x360, HP 11 notebook computers and HP ZBook (17 G3, 17 G4, and Studio G3) mobile workstations sold worldwide from December 2015 through April 2018.

The recall is part of a continuing series of batteries being recalled by HP. In June 2016, around 41,000 laptop batteries were recalled and more than 100,000 more were recalled in January 2017. Following this recall expansion, around a quarter of a million laptop batteries have been recalled by HP in a two-and-a-half-year span.

The faulty batteries were shipped in a wide range of products or sold as accessories for those products.

Personal Systems net revenue was up 2 percent year-over-year, even though total units sold declined.

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