HP recalls 70000 hazardous batteries

United States - HP recalls 70000 laptop batteries which are potentially dangerous. These batteries are actually suspected to cause severe burns and already there are two cases.

The U.S. product safety calls for a return of 70000 HP batteries sold between August 2007 and March 2008.

These laptop batteries lithium-ion manufactured in China may actually overheat and cause serious burns or catch fire, and two of them have already resulted in fires.

In United States and Canada these batteries have been commercialized and several models of computers were affected by this manufacturing defect. They are listed below: HP Pavilion dv2000, DV2500, dv2700, dv6000, dv6500, dv6700, dv9000, dv9500, dv9700, the Compaq Presario A900, C700, F700, V3000, V3500, V3700, V6000, V6500, V6700, HP G6000 and G7000 and Compaq 6720.

"Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products, unless they have received further instructions" the Commission said in a statement.

The owners of these computers are urged to contact HP as soon as possible so that a replacement battery will be sent to them.

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