A major computer manufacturer is recalling more than 100,000 batteries over safety concerns.
Hewlett Packard is expanding its recall of laptop batteries for notebooks under its brand and Compaq because of potential burn and fire hazards.
A statement from the Consumer Product Safety Commission in the United States says HP will recall an additional 101,000 batteries for safety reasons. Last June, HP had recalled 41,000 batteries.
The recall involves lithium-ion batteries found in HP notebooks shipped between March 2013 and October 2016. The batteries work with laptop computers including HP, Compaq, HP ProBook, HP ENVY, Compaq Presario, and HP Pavilion.
HP said in a statement: “Less than 1% of all HP notebook computers sold during this timeframe contained an affected battery.”
Users should immediately stop using the batteries and contact HP for a replacement.
Other devices carrying lithium-ion batteries have experienced similar issues with overheating. Most notable is Samsung which had to discontinue sales of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone because the batteries could overheat and potentially catch fire or explode.
Sometimes this has happened on airliners and other electronic items ranging from mobile phones to tablets have caught fire on planes.
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The AvSax is a special fire-retardant bag used when lithium-ion batteries in mobile phones or other electronic devices catch fire and has recently been used on a Delta Air Lines flight within the last week.
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