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Jan 26, 2017
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Tech giant Hewlett-Packard (HP) has announced the global recall of at least 101,000 units of laptop batteries following an incident where one overheated and caused significant damage to property.

According to CNET, the following laptop models are housing the affected Panasonic batteries and need to be checked:

-Compaq
-Compaq Presario
-HP
-HP ENVY
-HP Pavilion
-HP ProBook

Meanwhile, HP laptops not included in the list above but have batteries marked with the following serial numbers also need to be brought to a service center: 6BZLU, 6CGFK, 6CGFQ, 6CZMB, 6DEMA, 6DEMH, 6DGAL and 6EBVA.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission for its part issued a warning to owners of affected HP laptops.

“Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled batteries, remove them from the notebook computers and contact HP for a free replacement battery. Until a replacement battery is received, consumers should use the notebook computer by plugging it into AC power only.”

HP’s move comes after it also recalled 40,000 laptop batteries for potential overheating last June.

Owners with affected units can call HP at 1-888-202-4320 or click here.

 

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