HP Expands Recall of Notebook Computer Batteries Due to Fire Hazard

Posted: May 23, 2010 in Tech

Hewlett-Packard Co. announced that it is recalling more notebook personal computer (PC) batteries that have the potential to overheat and pose a fire and burn hazard to consumers. The latest move is an expansion of a previous program initially launched on May 14, 2009, with additional battery packs and notebook models.

Hewlett-Packard Co. is recalling 54,000 lithium-ion batteries used in HP and Compaq computers.

In a statement, HP said that the affected battery packs were distributed worldwide in notebook computers manufactured between Aug 2007 and May 2008.

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