Tom’s Hardware is reporting that HP has initiated a recall on nearly 80k batteries, which may catch fire.
The recall began in January and affects laptop batteries from both consumer and commercial lines:
“The batteries were shipped with or sold as accessories for 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. The batteries were also sold as accessories or replacement batteries for the HP ZBook Studio G4 mobile workstation, HP ProBook 4xx G5 series, HP ENVY 15, HP Mobile Thin Clients (mt21, mt22, and mt31), or for any of the products listed above.”
While there are literal reports of fires, the good news is that it’s just the batteries and not the entire notebook. If you have an HP laptop, you can check on it’s recall status at https://batteryprogram687.ext.hp.com/.