HP expands recall of batteries for notebook computers, mobile workstations

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HP is expanding a recall of batteries for their notebook computers and mobile workstations due to a fire and burn hazards.

According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, the lithium-ion batteries can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

The batteries were sold to businesses and other organizations, sold as accessories for: 

  • HP ProBooks (64x G2 and G3 series, 65x G2 and G3 series, 4xx G4 series)
  • HPx360 (310 G2)
  • HP Pavilion x360 11inch Notebook PC
  • HP 11 Notebook PC
  • HP ZBook (17 G3, and Studio G3) mobile workstations

If you have one of these batteries, contact HP and they will provide a free replacement.

There has been one report of minor injury and two reports of property damage totaling $1,100.

The batteries were shipped in notebook computers and mobile workstations sold from December 2015 through April 2018 for between $300 and $4,000 and were also sold separately between December 2015 and December 2018 for between $50 and $90.

Back in January 2018, 50,000 of the batteries were recalled in the U.S.

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