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:
Compaq Presario models:
HP Compaq models:
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