HP Recalls Notebook Battery Packs

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135,000 battery packs recalled due to danger of overheating and melting.

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This question was answered on October 14, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

HP has announced the recall of 135,000 notebook battery packs, based on reports of overheating and even melting

The battery packs can be found on certain HP Pavillion, Compaq Presario, HP Compaq, and Compaq Evo notebook computers

There have been 16 reports of overheating, no injuries, and 4 incidents of minor property damage.

Consumers should stop using the batteries immediately and contact HP for a free replacement through the website or by fine.

For more information on this recall and contacting HP, click here.

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Posted by Chad of Data Doctors on October 14, 2005