Originally posted on May 19, 2009 @ 12:34 am
Hewlett-Packard along with its Compaq division has recently issued a recall of approximately 70,000 notebook PC batteries because of fears that these batteries could overheat.
The lithium-ion batteries that are contained in certain notebook computers were the subject of two reports that were submitted to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission as well as Health Canada. The said reports were said to contain examples of minor property damage.
The batteries affected by the recall were those manufactured between August 2007 and March 2008. Among the computer models that likely contain the faulty batteries are:
The recalled batteries will also have the following barcode levels. Please note that the ^ denotes any letter or number in the code:
It is interesting to note that the last time a battery recall happened, which was in 2006, it began a series of recall announcements from a number of companies. This means that this could be the beginning of a massive recall move from other companies as well.