HP Recalls Laptop Batteries

May 15, 2009 7:52:40 PM PDT
Hewlett-Packard is recalling thousands of laptop batteries because they can overheat, which could lead to burns or fires.The 70-thousand batteries being recalled are found in HP and Compaq laptops sold between August 2007 and March 2008.

So far, there have been two reports of the batteries catching fire ... but no injuries have been reported.

The HP and Compaq notebook computer models that potentially contain a recalled battery include:

HP Pavilion models dv2000, dv2500, dv2700, dv6000, dv6500, dv6700, dv9000, dv9500 and dv9700 Compaq Presario models A900, C700, F700, V3000, V3500, V3700, V6000, V6500 and V6700 HP models G6000 and G7000 HP Compaq model 6720s

Consumers are advised to remove the recalled battery from their notebook computer and contact HP to determine if their battery is included in the recall and to request a free replacement battery.

For more information, visit www.hp.com/support/batteryreplacement or call 800-889-2031.

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