HP has expanded the recall of its laptop computer batteries which can be discovered to be susceptible to “hearth and burn hazards”. The US Shopper Product Security Fee (CPSC) has revealed that the brand new growth comes as the most recent enlargement of the unique battery recall that was initiated in January 2018 after which expanded in January this 12 months. It contains an addition of 28,500 battery models of HP laptops — up from the 50,000 models being recalled final 12 months. Fashions which can be affected embrace HP ProBooks, HP Pavilion x360, and HP ZBook amongst others. Additionally, the batteries in query have been bought as equipment or alternative batteries for fashions similar to HP Envy 15, HP ProBook 4xx G5 collection, and HP ZBook Studio G4 amongst others.
“This recall enlargement was beforehand introduced independently on January 17, 2019, by the agency on account of US authorities furlough,” reads a word on the CPSC web site detailing the battery recall transfer that was up to date on March 12.
In response to the word on the CPSC web site, HP obtained eight new studies of battery packs overheating, melting or charring within the US, “together with one report of minor harm and two studies of property harm totalling $1,100” (roughly Rs. 76,600).
The checklist of HP notebooks concerned within the recall course of embrace fashions bought between April 2015 and December final 12 months. “The batteries have been shipped with or bought as equipment for HP ProBooks (64x G2 and G3 collection, 65x G2 and G3 collection, 4xx G4 collection), HPx360 (310 G2), HP Pavilion x360 11inch Pocket book PC, HP 11 Pocket book PC, HP ZBook (17 G3, and Studio G3) cellular workstations. The batteries have been additionally bought as equipment or alternative batteries for the HP ZBook Studio G4 cellular workstation, HP ProBook 4xx G5 collection, HP Envy 15, HP Cellular Skinny Shoppers (mt21, mt22, and mt31), or for any of the merchandise listed above,” the word specifies.
Prospects having any of the famous fashions ought to test if their battery is included within the recall by visiting the HP microsite devoted to the difficulty. The microsite additionally particulars directions on how you can allow a “Battery Security Mode” if the battery is susceptible to the problems. Notably, HP will present free battery alternative by means of an authorised technician.
As we talked about, the recall was initially initiated in January 2018. HP additionally kicked off an identical alternative programme for about 1,01,000 laptop computer batteries in January 2017.