Faulty HP laptop batteries are still bursting into flames

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission reports some faulty HP laptop batteries are still causing “fire and burn damage.”

HP had to recall laptop batteries back in January 2018 and was then expanded in January of 2019. However, story developments have been nil due completely to the recent US government shutdown. The CPSC wasn’t able to communicate about the expansion during the shutdown.

“This recall expansion was previously announced independently on January 17, 2019 by the firm due to US government furlough,” the CPSC’s website for the HP recall says.

More faulty HP laptop batteries have been recalled

The CPSC’s website was updated this Tuesday, adding 28,500 batteries to the large pile of 50,000 batteries that were originally recalled in 2018.

Which laptop batteries are affected?

About four years of HP laptops are affected by the faulty batteries. The recall expansion this year focused on lithium-ion batteries for HP notebook PCs that were sold to businesses and organizations. Here’s a list of the models in question:

  • HP ProBooks (64x G2 and G3 series, 65x G2 and G3 series, 4xx G4 series)
  • HPx360 (310 G2)
  • HP Pavilion x360 11inch Notebook PC
  • HP 11 Notebook PC
  • HP ZBook (17 G3, and Studio G3) mobile workstations

Additionally, the faulty HP laptop batteries were sold as accessories or replacement batteries for:

  • HP ZBook Studio G4 mobile workstation
  • HP ProBook 4xx G5 series
  • HP ENVY 15
  • HP Mobile Thin Clients (mt21, mt22, and mt31)
  • And all the laptops listed before

This has been an ongoing problem for HP

HP has had problems with their batteries for years now. As said before 50,000, batteries we recalled in 2018. However, 250,000 batteries were were also recalled in 2016. It’s a problem that just keeps coming back for the company, and it’s not clear why.

Check this website to see if your computer has one of these faulty batteries. The site also explains the process for sending your battery back to HP so you can get it replaced.

Image courtesy laptopmedia.com.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's managing editor.

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