HP Recalls Thousands More Batteries in Today's Lithium/Fire Shocker

By Gary Cutlack on at

HP has added around 100,000 more batteries to its potential danger recall list, and is telling people who bought its laptops between 2013 and 2016 to check serial numbers again and send back any potentially deadly units.

This updated recall covers the laptop brands HP, Compaq, HP ProBook, HP ENVY, Compaq Presario and HP Pavilion, with the company explaining: "These batteries have the potential to overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to customers. Because these batteries pose a fire and burn hazard, it is essential to recheck your battery, even if you did so previously and were informed that it was not affected."

To do this and make sure you haven't got a firebomb on your lap gently cooking your genitals while you watch Fleabag there's a custom HP web site to help customers check their serial numbers and request spares. [HP via Recall Database]

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