HP Issues Recall of 50000 Laptop Batteries Due to Fire Risk

HP recalls computer batteries over fire risk

Although 50,000 of the affected batteries were sold within the United States, an additional 2,600 were sold within Canada, HP said.

If you have an HP laptop, you'll want to see if your model is mentioned in the following laptop battery recall notice issued by HP.

The recall involves lithium-ion batteries for HP Notebook computers and mobile workstations.

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Affected laptops include the HP Probook 65x, HP x360 310 G2, HP ENVY m6, HP Pavilion x360, HP 11 notebook computers, and HP ZBook mobile workstations.

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

HP will provide consumers with a free battery replacement service by an authorized technician.

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Naturally, none of this will come at any cost to the customer, except for the inconvenience of temporarily having your battery disabled. Impacted customers should put their laptops in "Battery Safety Mode" and turn in the batteries for replacement as soon as possible.

If users that do have an affected battery however, HP has advised against removing it manually.

If this story has provoked a certain degree of déjà vu in your mind, that's probably not surprising, given that at the start of a year ago, HP issued a battery recall due to fire risk concerns.

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This mode will discharge the battery and prevent it from being recharged until the battery is replaced. There is a small utility you can download which will check if the battery in your laptop is one of the affected power packs.

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