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****.