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HP Inc. Adds Another 101,000 Laptop Batteries to June’s 2016 Recall of 40,000

HP Inc. Adds Another 101,000 Laptop Batteries to June’s 2016 Recall of 40,000

Fire Starter; HP Adds 101k Combustible Panasonic Laptop Batteries to June’s Recall

As long as manufacturers continue to rely on lithium-ion to power consumer devices, it appears that Newsome Melton will continue to write about lithium-ion batteries going up in flames. After recalling more than 40,000 last June, HP Inc. (formerly Hewlett-Packard), added around 101,000 to their latest recall of defective Panasonic batteries, sold from March 2013 to October 2016. HP released a statement informing consumers that they must check their battery even if they checked before, unless a replacement battery has already been delivered. The expanded recall came after a new alleged incident of a laptop “melting and charring,” causing around $1,000 in property damage.

The latest potentially defective lithium-ion batteries can be found in some HP ProBook, HP Envy, HP Pavilion, and Compaq Presario laptops sold from $300 to $1,700. At the time of the recall expansion HP had reported eight incidents of a battery overheating that led to five reports of property damage totaling around $5,000. No injuries have been reported in connection to the faulty products sold across the country online and at Best Buy, Walmart, Costco, and Sam’s Club. The recalled batteries that sold for between $50 and $90 have bar codes that start with; 6BZLU, 6CGFK, 6CGFQ, 6CZMB, 6DEMA, 6DEMH, 6DGAL, & 6EBVA.

Recalled Toshiba Batteries

Earlier this month Toshiba expanded their March recall, which now consists of nearly 190,000 Panasonic lithium-ion batteries that can be found in 41 models of their laptops. HP first began recalling laptop computer batteries all the way back in October 2005. In each subsequent year recall expansions or completely new recalls have been made or have been carried out by HP. Both Toshiba and HP have been plagued by lithium-ion batteries, as have the entire consumer electronics industry. Just ask Samsung.

Owners of a recalled battery are being advised to immediately stop using the potentially dangerous power supply. HP released a statement stating that the laptops affected by the recall can still be used after removing the battery by connecting directly to an outlet. The computer maker is now offering replacement batteries (also made of lithium-ion) to affected North American consumers free of charge. Owners and industry insiders will be watching carefully to see if the replacements can handle the heat.

To see if your HP or Compaq laptop battery has been recalled visit: https://h30686.www3.hp.com/#tab=id1

To contact HP Inc. call: (888) 202-4320

Toshiba Recalls 190K Panasonic Lithium-Ion Batteries Over Fire Hazard

Toshiba Recalls 190K Panasonic Lithium-Ion Batteries Over Fire Hazard

Panasonic Lithium-Ion Batteries Can Overheat; Toshiba Recalls 190K After a long 2016, U.S. consumers are used to hearing about Lithium-ion battery problems leading to laptops overheating, smartphones going up in flames, hover boards burning riders, and electronic cigarettes exploding in people’s pockets. In the latest recall of the troubled Lithium-ion battery, which powers the vast […]

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Best Buy Recalls Over 5,000 ATG Replacement Batteries For The MacBook Pro Due To Fire and Burn Hazards

Best Buy Recalls Over 5,000 ATG Replacement Batteries For The MacBook Pro Due To Fire and Burn Hazards

Over the past few months, the CPSC has issued numerous recalls due to fire and burn hazards, including the massive recall of 355,000 Optimus Portable Infrared Radiant Quartz Electric Space Heaters. The heaters, which were sold at Best Buy Market Place and other retailers, feature a design that can fail to prevent ignition of nearby combustible materials that may come in contact with the unit.

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