HP recalls notebook computer batteries for fire risk

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A customer uses an Hewlett Packard laptop that is on display at a Best Buy store in Mountain View, Calif., Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007. Hewlett-Packard Co. is scheduled to report its first quarter results after financial markets close, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

WASHINGTON (WFLA) – Approximately 41,000 laptop batteries for HP and Compaq notebook computers are being recalled over concerns that they may overheat, creating a fire hazard.

In a notice posted on the company’s website, the computer manufacturer said the batteries were shipped with specific HP, Compaq, HP ProBook, HP ENVY, Compaq Presario, and HP Pavilion Notebook Computers sold between March 2013 and August 2015.

HP said customers should stop using the affected batteries immediately due to the fire and burn risk the battery poses to its customers if it overheats. Customers can continue to use their computer by connecting it to external power.

The CPSC said there have been seven reports of battery packs that have overheated, charred, or melted.

The batteries included in this recall have the following barcodes: 6BZLU, 6CGFK, 6CGFQ, 6CZMB, 6DEMA, 6DEMH, 6DGAL and 6EBVA.

The battery bar code is printed on the back of the battery. “HP Notebook Battery” and the model number are printed on the battery.

Click here to find out whether your computer battery is affected.

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