Fire Risk: Some HP Laptops Need Battery Replacements

HP recalls computer batteries over fire risk

The recall was issued Thursday after eight reports of lithium-ion battery packs overheating, resulting in property damage in some cases and at least one minor injury, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The firm says (via Digital Trends): "If the validation process identifies a battery as being eligible for replacement, the BIOS update should be applied, and the system should be rebooted".

HP has announced a recall on batteries in select notebook and mobile workstations sold in recent years.

The recalled batteries, which were manufactured in China, were sold from December 2015 until last month in various retail stores and online.




Batteries sold as replacement or accessories for the HP "XBook Studio G4" mobile workstation are also named in the commission report. This includes the HP Probook 64x (G2 and G3), HP ProBook 65x (G2 and G3), HP x360 310 G2, HP Envy M6, HP Pavilion x360, HP 11 notebook computers, and HP ZBook (17 G3, 17 G4, and Studio G3) mobile workstations.

If you have an HP laptop, you'll want to see if you're impacted by a new voluntary recall. HP released the table below showing which models are prone to the fault.

"'During the reboot process, an option will be presented to enable Battery Safety Mode". 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.

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