HP Recalls 70,000 Laptop Batteries

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 PavilionCompaq PresarioHPHP Compaq
dv2000 dv2500 dv2700 dv6000 dv6500dv6700 dv9000 dv9500 dv9700
A900 C700 F700 V3000 V3500V3700 V6000 V6500 V6700
G6000 G7000 6720s
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):
62940^^AXV^^^^65033^^B7U^^^^ 65033^^B7V^^^^ 65033^^BGU^^^^65035^^B7U^^^^ 65035^^B7V^^^^ 65035^^BGU^^^^ 65035^^BGV^^^^67059^^V8U^^^^ 67059^^V8V^^^^

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.
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