Well, has it only been since October since the last high-profile recall of laptop batteries? Indeed it has. On Thursday, HP announced a recall of 70,000 laptop batteries due to overheating issues.
In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission's announcement
, there are two reports of batteries that overheated and ruptured, resulting in fire. No injuries, though, so that's a positive.
Laptops that can be affected by the recall are:
|HP Pavilion||Compaq Presario||HP||HP Compaq|
Batteries that can be subject to the recall will have one of the following bar code labels (^ in the code can be any letter or number):
For additional information, visit the HP Battery Replacement Program Web site at http://www.hp.com/support/BatteryReplacement
or call (800) 889-2031 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.