January 25, 2012 14:26 by Ty
Hewlett-Packard will be paying out $425,000 to settle hazardous laptop battery claims for not issuing a recall fast enough on hazardous laptop batteries. US Consumer Product Safety Commission charged Hewlett-Packard with knowingly selling laptop batteries that could overheat and possibly catch on fire.
HP’s laptop battery recalls consist of over 32,000 lithium-ion battery packs. If you happened to purchase a HP laptop from 2005 to now, it wouldn’t hurt to check to see if your HP laptop falls in the recall category.
HP short list of impacted laptops:
Full list of HP Notebook PC Battery Pack Replacement Program:
You can also check the serial number on your laptop battery to verify the battery pack is safe to use.
Check out your HP laptop model to see if it needs a replacement battery due to a recall. Most of the HP laptop battery models impacted are:
- HP: G6000, G7000.
- HP Pavilion: dv2000, dv2500, dv2700, dv6000, dv6500, dv6700, dv9000, dv9500, dv9700, dx6000, dx6500, dx6700.
- Compaq Presario: A900, C700, F500, F700, V3000, V3500, V3700, V6000, V6500, V6700.
- HP Compaq: 6510b, 6515b, 6520s, 6710b, 6710s, 6715b, 6715s, 6720s.
- Compaq Evo: N1010v****, N1050v****.
Some of you may remember HP starting an HP laptop battery recall in May of 2009. The Consumer Safety Products Commission helped recall roughly 70,000 units affecting various HP laptop models between 2007 and 2008.
And in case you weren't around for that, perhaps you witnessed the expansion of that same recall back in May of 2010, which threw even more HP laptops on the bad-list. No? Well then, here's a doozie for ya...
Just last month (oh look, another May), HP expanded that same recall from 2009. If your device or battery bar code is on the list below, you may want to contact HP...just in case.
That, or wait until next year's likely recall. 3rd time's a charm, right?
Sources: HP laptop battery notebook recall 2011 - Check out the HP notebook recall for 2011 and the list of laptops that should get their battery replaced.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission - HP Expands Recall of Notebook Computer Batteries Due to Fire Hazard. Consumers urged to recheck notebook models and batteries.
HP Notebook PC Battery Pack Replacement Program - HP urges customers with notebooks listed in the 2009, 2010 and 2011 announcements to validate the battery even if they have validated it previously.
There's also new replacement HP laptop batteries and chargers available on eBatts.com that are ready to ship and come with a full 1 year warranty.
May 22, 2010 01:46 by Ty
On May 19, 2010 HP expanded it's laptop battery recall for several models. You can view the laptop models below that get a free replacement laptop battery under the recall program.
HP Pavilion and Compaq Presario laptop batteries are effected by this recall.
Name of Product: Lithium-Ion batteries used in Hewlett-Packard and Compaq notebook computers
Units: About 54,000 (70,000 units were previously recalled in May 2009)
Importer: Hewlett-Packard Co., of Palo Alto, Calif.
Hazard: The recalled lithium-ion batteries can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Since the May 2009 recall, HP has received 38 additional reports of batteries that overheated and ruptured resulting in 11 instances of minor personal injury and 31 instances of minor property damage.
Sold at: Computer and electronics stores nationwide, hp.com and hpshopping.com from August 2007 through July 2008 for between $500 and $3,000. The battery packs were also sold separately for between $100 and $160.
Manufactured in: China
medy: Consumers should immediately remove the batteries referenced above from their notebook computer and contact HP to determine if their battery is included in this recall (even if the battery was previously checked). Consumers with recalled batteries will receive a free replacement battery. After removing the recalled battery from their notebook computer, consumers may use the AC adapter to power the computer until a replacement battery arrives. HP recommends that only batteries obtained from HP or an HP authorized reseller be used with HP notebook PCs.
Description: The recalled lithium-ion rechargeable batteries are used with various model series of HP and Compaq notebook computers. The chart below includes all notebook model numbers associated with batteries recalled to date. The computer model number is located at the top of the service label on the bottom of the notebook computer. Not all batteries matching the bar codes are being recalled.
*This image is a screen shot off the HP Web site. Please click the image to view a more up to date chart on HP.com