HP has issued of a voluntary recall of approximately 70,000 notebook batteries found in HP and Compaq notebooks.
The announcement comes after two reported incidents of notebook batteries overheating and rupturing into flames, causing minor property damage. Although no injuries have been reported, consumers are advised to stop using affected products immediately.
HP states that battery packs that may pose a fire hazard were manufactured between August 2007 and January 2008, and lists the potentially-affected notebooks as follows:
|HP Pavilion||Compaq Presario||HP||HP Compaq|
Despite advising that not all listed notebooks will be faulty, HP encourages all users to validate their battery packs by visiting the official validation website.