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HP recalls batteries that may overheat and cause fires

Posted at 8:43 AM, Jan 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-26 08:43:55-05

HP says it will provide a replacement battery for each verified, affected battery at no cost.

For those of you who still use a PC laptop- listen up.

HP is recalled more than 100-thousand batteries because they may overheat and cause fires.

There was a previous battery recall back in June which affected 41-thousand batteries.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission reported only 1 accident stemming from an overheating computer battery- which resulted in about 1-thousand dollars in property damage.

Those who purchased various versions of HP and Compaq laptops between March 2013 and Oct 2016 should check the bar codes printed on them.