A massive recall has just hit one of the most popular laptop and computer manufacturers, Hewlett Packard. According to the report, certain laptop batteries are at risk for catching on fire!
According to HP, “These batteries have the potential to overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to customers. For this reason, it is extremely important to check whether your battery is affected.”
This could pose a serious risk for anyone who may leave their computer at home while they are gone. One user even reported having his computer start smoking while he was typing on it. A hot spot slowly began to burn through the plastic casing. However, the laptop is not the affected product, just the battery.
According to the CPSC, the affected laptops include the 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.
"HP has also claimed that there have been eight reports of battery packs overheating, melting, or charring to date," according to Ubergizmo.com.
At this time, no major injuries have been reported. It is important to make sure to check your battery and see if it is one of those at risk. Please spread this major recall with any friends or family you know that use HP computer products!
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