HP expands battery recall for fire hazard
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HP expands battery recall for fire hazard

Wednesday, June 01, 2011By Richard Alexander
Hewlett Packard (HP) announced an expanded recall of several of it's laptop computer batteries today that can overheat and cause fires.

162,000 of the lithium-ion batteries used in HP and Compaq notebook computers were previously recalled in 2009 and 2010 by HP of Palo Alto, CA. The recalled lithium-ion batteries can overheat and rupture, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Since the May 2010 recall expansion, HP has received 40 additional reports of batteries that overheated and ruptured, resulting in seven burn injuries, one smoke inhalation injury, and 36 instances of property damage.

The recalled lithium-ion rechargeable batteries are used with various model series of HP and Compaq notebook computers and include batteries that consumers were informed were not included in previous recalls. 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.

Notebook Model Number Battery Bar Codes (^ in the code

can be any letter or number)

HP Pavilion dv2000, dv2500, dv2700, dv6000, dv6500,

dv6700,dx6000, dx6500, dx6700

62940^^AXV^^^^, 65035^^B7U^^^^, 65035^^B7V^^^^, 65035^^BGU^^^^, 65035^^BGV^^^^
dv9000, dv9500, dv9700 65033^^B7U^^^^, 65033^^B7V^^^^, 65033^^BGU^^^^, 65033^^BGV^^^^
Compaq Presario A900

C700

F500, F700

V3000, V3500, V3700, V6000, V6500, V6700

62940^^AXV^^^^, 65035^^B7U^^^^, 65035^^B7V^^^^, 65035^^BGU^^^^, 65035^^BGV^^^^
HP G6000, G7000 62940^^AXV^^^^, 65035^^B7U^^^^, 65035^^B7V^^^^, 65035^^BGU^^^^, 65035^^BGV^^^^
HP Compaq 6510b, 6515b, 6710b, 6710s, 6715b, 6715s 65000^^B5V^^^^
6520s 67150^^AXU^^^^, 67150^^AXV^^^^
6720s 67059^^V8U^^^^, 67059^^V8V^^^^

The laptop computer were sold at computer and electronics stores nationwide, hp.com and hpshopping.com from July 2007 through July 2008 for between $500 and $3,000. The battery packs were also sold separately for between $100 and $160.

Consumers should immediately remove the batteries from their notebook computer and contact HP to determine if their battery is included in this recall. Consumers who had previously checked their batteries and were informed they were not included in previous announcements are urged to check again. 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. For additional information, contact the HP Battery Replacement Program website at  (888) 202-4320 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

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