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.