HP recalls laptop batteries worldwide over fire concerns

Battery icon showing overheating or explosion

Battery icon showing overheating or explosion

HP has issued a warning to its customers and recalling a number of its notebooks as their batteries have the potential to overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to its customers. Battery Safety Mode is only applicable to HP products affected by this recall.

"Batteries affected by this recall should immediately be put into Battery Safety Mode". In the case of customers with 5 or more defective batteries, HP has also set up a separate Bulk Validation and Replacement Order process.

HP issued a statement to stay: "The quality and safety of all HP products is our top priority".

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HP will replace batteries at no cost, the company said.

Since HP was unable to isolate the defective batteries to just the U.S. or neighboring country Canada, the company has opted to make this a global recall, though it has identified that the recall affects batteries "sold worldwide from December 2015 through December 2017". Until receiving a replacement, customers will simply need to connect their laptop to a power adaptor to use it.

Affected models include HP ProBook, HP ZBook, HP x360, HP Envy m6, HP Pavilion x360 laptops and more.

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The recall occurred after eight reports were made of battery packs overheating, melting, or charring, including three reports of property damage totaling $4,500 with one report of a minor injury of a first degree burn to the hand. Although 50,000 of the affected batteries were sold within the United States, an additional 2,600 were sold within Canada, HP said.

The firm said it is notifying customers and will provide a trained technician to replace the affected batteries for free, as they are integrated into devices and can not be replaced by users. There, you'll find a special HP Battery Validation Utility to download. "We are taking immediate action to address this issue including a voluntary recall and replacement of the batteries". After installing the update, any affected laptop will fully discharge its battery and only function when plugged into the wall until the mode is disabled after a battery replacement.

The company has also released a new BIOS update to deal with the issue which adds a "battery safety mode".

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