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HP Laptop Battery Recall Expanded

clock May 22, 2010 01:46 by author 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

Re

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

 

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New Laptops with the Best Battery Life

clock May 11, 2010 21:09 by author Ty

PC World released the top 10 laptops with the best battery life. Todays laptops range from 3.5 hours to almost 15 hours on one battery charge. Lithium-ion batteries are getting better each year and improving laptop battery longevety. Todays laptop battery life is impressice when compared to 10 years ago. Below are the top laptops make and models for their battery life.

  • Sony VAIO X Series
  • Samsung Go
  • ASUS UL30
  • Nokia Booklet 3G
  • Acer Aspire One 751h
  • Lenovo IdeaPad S12
  • Acer Aspire One D250-1613
  • Dell Inspiron 14z
  • Toshiba Satellite T135-S1310WH
  • Toshiba Satellite U505-S2940

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