Just a quick heads up that HP announced a big battery recall. Over 101,000 laptop batteries are getting recalled because they are prone to overheating and pose a fire risk.
It involves batteries with Panasonic cells that were used in HP, Compaq, HP ProBook, HP ENVY, Compaq Presario, and HP Pavilion laptops. These laptops were sold in the US, Canada and Mexico from March 2013 through October 2016. This recall is an extension of an earlier recall in June 2016, which covered over 40,000 batteries.
This expanded recall involves lithium-ion batteries containing Panasonic cells that are used in HP notebook computers. The batteries are compatible with HP, Compaq, HP ProBook, HP ENVY, Compaq Presario, and HP Pavilion notebook computers. HP has expanded the number of recalled batteries, which were shipped with notebook computers sold between March 2013 and October 2016. The black batteries measure about 8 to 10.5 inches long, 2 inches wide and about 1 inch high. The battery bar code is printed on the back of the battery. “HP Notebook Battery” and the model number are printed on the battery. The batteries included in this expanded recall have bar codes starting with: 6BZLU, 6CGFK, 6CGFQ, 6CZMB, 6DEMA, 6DEMH, 6DGAL and 6EBVA.
If you own one of these HP products, you can head to this page for more details about the recall.