PhotoHP of Palo Alto, Calif., is recalling about 52,600 lithium-ion batteries for HP notebook computers and mobile workstations sold in the U.S and Canada.

The batteries can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

The company has received eight reports of battery packs overheating, melting, or charring, including three reports of property damage totaling $4,500 with one report of a minor injury involving a first degree burn to the hand.

This recall involves lithium-ion batteries for HP Notebook computers and mobile workstations.

The batteries were shipped with or sold as accessories for HP ProBooks (64x G2 and G3 series, 65x G2 and G3 series), HPx360 310 G2, HP Envy m6, HP Pavilion x360, HP 11, HP ZBook (17 G3, 17 G4, and Studio G3) Mobile Workstations.

They were also sold as accessories or replacement batteries for the HP ZBook Studio G4 mobile workstation or for any of the products listed above.

The batteries, manufactured in China, were sold separately at Best Buy and other stores and authorized dealers nationwide and online at www.Amazon.com, www.hp.com and other websites for between $50 and $90.

They also were shipped in notebook computers and mobile workstations sold from December 2015, through December 2017, for between $300 and $4,000.

What to do

Consumers should immediately visit www.HP.com/go/batteryprogram2018 to see if their battery is included in the recall, and for instructions on how to enable “Battery Safety Mode” if their battery is included in the recall.

The website provides consumers instructions on how to initiate the validation utility to check their battery and what to download if their battery is included in the recall.

These batteries are not customer-replaceable. HP will provide free battery replacement services by an authorized technician.

Consumers may contact HP toll-free at 888-202-4320 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday or online at www.HP.com/go/batteryprogram2018 or www.hp.com and click “Recalls” for more information.


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