HP Recalls Laptop Batteries Over Fire Risk
HP this week reported an overall willful security review and trade program for around 52,600 PC batteries, which “can possibly overheat, representing a fire and consume risk to clients.” The review influences batteries sent with certain HP Probook, x360, Envy, Pavilion, and HP 11 notepad PCs, in addition to certain HP ZBook versatile workstations sold worldwide from December 2015 through December 2017. Look at the graph beneath for the full rundown of influenced models.
These items were sold by means of Best Buy, Amazon, HP’s site, and other approved merchants and destinations. HP and its approved specialist organizations have additionally sold the broken batteries as adornments and gave them as substitutions.
“HP has gotten eight reports of battery packs overheating, softening, or scorching, including three reports of property harm totaling $4,500 with one report of minor damage including a severely charred area to the hand,” as indicated by a caution from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.
On the off chance that you trust your machine might be influenced, make a beeline for HP’s review page and download the HP Battery Program Validation Utility to check.
“It is critical to check whether your battery is influenced,” HP composed on its review page, including that approval “for the most part takes under 30 seconds.”
In the event that the approval instrument shows your battery is influenced, HP said you should “suspend utilization of the battery instantly by putting it in Battery Safety Mode.” When empowered, Battery Safety Mode will release the battery and incapacitate charging until the point when the battery is supplanted. You can in any case wellbeing utilize your PC when it’s in Battery Safety Mode by associating it to an HP control connector.
Huge numbers of the influenced batteries are “inward to the framework, which implies they are not client replaceable,” HP said. In case you’re influenced by this review, you’ll have to take your machine to an approved expert who will swap out the battery at no cost.