Exploding laptop battery dept.: HP widens recall

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Hewlett-Packard has announced it has expanded the May 14, 2009, recall of its laptop battery packs. The company will replace the defective batteries at no cost to customers.

The notice on the HP site said “HP and the battery manufacturers believe that certain battery packs shipped in HP notebook PC products manufactured between August 2007 and May 2008 may pose a potential safety hazard to customers. The batteries can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard.

“The affected battery packs were distributed worldwide in certain notebook PCs within the following models:”

HP Pavilion
dv2000, dv2500, dv2700
dv6000, dv6500, dv6700
dx6000, dx6500, dx6700

Compaq Presario
A900
C700
F500, F700
V3000, V3500, V3700
V6000, V6500, V6700

HP
G6000, G7000

HP Compaq
6510b, 6515b
6710b, 6710s
6715b, 6715s

HP notice here: http://bpr.hpordercenter.com/hbpr/M14.aspx

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