Samsung isn’t the only electronics giant with overheating battery woes. HP is recalling about 101,000 lithium-ion batteries used in its notebook computers, the company announced Wednesday.
Wednesday’s recall is in addition to the 41,000 batteries recalled last summer.
“This expanded recall involves lithium-ion batteries containing Panasonic cells that are used in HP notebook computers,” according to an HP statement. “The batteries are compatible with HP, Compaq, HP ProBook, HP ENVY, Compaq Presario, and HP Pavilion notebook computers. HP as expanded the number of recalled batteries, which were shipping with notebook computers sold between March 2013 and October 2016.”
These black batteries measure 8 to 10.5 inches long, 2 inches wide, and about an inch high, according to HP. The battery bar code is printed on the back of the battery with HP Notebook Battery and the model number printed on the battery itself. The bar codes included in the expanded recall start with 6BZLU, 6CGFK, 6CGFQ, 6CZMB, 6DEMA, 6DEMH, 6DGAL, and 6EBVA.
HP says it received an additional report of a battery overheating, melting, and charring, causing about $1,000 in property damage ahead of this most recent recall.
The company advises customers to immediately stop using the recalled batteries, remove them from the notebook computers, and contact HP for a free replacement battery. Consumer can use their notebooks by plugging them into an AC power supply.
You can learn more about the recall here.