HP issues notebook battery recall

HP has placed a worldwide recall on selected removable battery packs used in five HP and Compaq notebook series due to a potential safety hazard.

Locally, the recall only applies to three series, according to a company spokesperson. These are the HP Pavilion dv1000, Compaq Presario V2000 and Compaq M2000.

Users of these models are being asked to check their battery packs for a barcode label starting with L3. HP will replace affected battery packs free of charge.

According to the spokesperson, affected batteries have the potential to overheat, causing the notebook to melt or smoke.

"We've had 20 reports of the batteries overheating and 11 cases of minor property damage around the world, but none in Australia," he said.

According to HP figures, 15,700 batteries have been recalled worldwide, with about a quarter of these in Asia-Pacific.

More information is available at www.hp.com/support/BatteryReplacement

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Rob Irwin

ARN
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Tom Pope

Dynabook Portégé X30L-G

Ultimately this laptop has achieved everything I would hope for in a laptop for work, while fitting that into a form factor and weight that is remarkable.

Tom Sellers

MSI P65

This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.

Lolita Wang

MSI GT76

It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.

Jack Jeffries

MSI GS75

As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

Taylor Carr

MSI PS63

The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

Christopher Low

Brother RJ-4230B

This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?