HP recalls some Australian laptop batteries

HP is recalling more than 3,000 rechargeable battery packs used in laptop computers due to a potential fire hazard.  The voluntary recall comes after the company received reports that a fault in the lithium-ion battery pack could cause it to overheat.  HP Australia estimates 3,405 potentially affected battery packs have been sold in Australia.

There have been 19 instances of overheating recorded worldwide but none in Australia.

The company is recalling battery packs sold individually or used in HP Pavilion notebook computer models:

dv2000

dv2500

dv2700

dv6000

dv6500

dv6700

dv9000

dv9500

dv9700

Compaq Presario models:

A900

C700

F700

V3000

V3500

V6000

V6700

HP Compaq models:

6720s

HP G6000

G7000 

 

Owners can contact HP Australia to arrange a refund or free replacement battery pack.

For help in identifying if your notebook is affected, visit the HP Notebook Battery Replacement website

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