HP Recalls Laptop Batteries for Fire HazardJanuary 8, 2018 — Hewlett-Packard is recalling about 50,000 lithium-ion laptop batteries after 8 reports of overheating, melting, or charring. The problem poses fire and burn hazards.

HP Inc., of Palo Alto, California, said it received 8 reports of the recalled laptop batteries overheating, melting, or charring, including 3 reports of property damage totaling $4,500.

There was also 1 report of a minor injury involving a 1st-degree burn to the hand.

This recall involves batteries for HP Notebook computers and mobile workstations. The batteries were shipped with or sold as accessories for the following laptop computers:

ProBook HP Probook 640 G2 HP ProBook 640 G3
HP ProBook 645 G2 HP ProBook 645 G3
HP ProBook 650 G2 HP ProBook 650 G3
HP ProBook 655 G2 HP ProBook 655 G3
ZBook HP ZBook 17 G3 HP ZBook 17 G4
HP ZBook Studio G3
x360 HP x360 310 G2
Pavilion HP Pavilion x360
Envy HP ENVY m6
11 HP 11 Notebook PC

The batteries were also sold as accessories or replacement batteries for the HP ZBook Studio G4 mobile workstation or for any of the products listed above.

They were sold at Best Buy, other stores, and online. The batteries were shipped in notebook computers and mobile workstations sold from December 2015 through December 2017 for between $300 and $4,000. The batteries were also sold separately for $50 to $90.

To see if your laptop battery is included in the recall, visit www.HP.com/go/batteryprogram2018.

If your battery is included in the recall, the website will provide instructions on how to enable “Battery Safety Mode.”

The website provides consumers instructions on how to initiate the validation utility to check their battery and what to download if their battery is included in the recall.

These batteries are not customer-replaceable. HP will provide free battery replacement services by an authorized technician.

For more information, consumers can call HP toll-free at 888-202-4320 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.HP.com/go/batteryprogram2018 or www.HP.com and click “Recalls.”

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