HP recalls even more laptop batteries because, you know, fire

HP recalls computer batteries over fire risk

"We are taking immediate action to address this issue including a voluntary recall and replacement of the batteries", HP's statement says.

HP has received eight reports of battery packs overheating, melting or charring.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission shows numerous consumers have reported batteries that have overheated, causing property damage and in one case injury.

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Affected laptops include the HP Probook 65x, HP x360 310 G2, HP ENVY m6, HP Pavilion x360, HP 11 notebook computers, and HP ZBook mobile workstations. Please note that the HP ZBook Studio G4 is a product that is compatible with, but did not ship with, the affected batteries. As many of these batteries are internal to system and are not customer replaceable, HP is providing a BIOS update that will discharge the battery and disable future charging until the battery is replaced.

Major electronics company HP is recalling thousands of laptop batteries due to a major hazard.

The recall is only for the battery, not the computer itself.

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There you can also find out more about how to enable the computer's "battery safe mode" in order to prevent a problem.

HP has issued instructions for using its battery validation tool to check if your laptop is impacted.

If you own a laptop, you already have the Meltdown and Spectre security flaws revealed earlier this week to worry about. "HP is providing battery replacement services by an authorised technician at no cost". HP in a release, said, "HP strongly recommends accepting Battery Safety Mode so that the notebook or mobile workstation can be safely used by connecting to an HP power adaptor". Impacted customers should put their laptops in "Battery Safety Mode" and turn in the batteries for replacement as soon as possible.

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