Hewlett Packard is recalling 70,000 lithium ion batteries on several of its Compaq branded and HP notebooks.
The Chinese made lithium ion batteries can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to people.
The models in question, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission are shown in this table below.
|HP Pavilion||Compaq Presario||HP||Compaq|
Batteries that may be affected have specific serial numbers, details of which can be found on the CSPC site, here. People with batteries in the range should immediately take the battery out and contact HP for a replacement. No one has been injured, according to the CSPC. The most spectacular pictures of batteries exploding came in 2006, when the Inquirer, a British web site, obtained pictures of a Sony laptop going up in flames.