HP expands voluntary battery recall for laptops bought July 2007 to May 2008

There have been a string of voluntary battery recalls affecting HP laptops purchased between July 2007 to May 2008, with models added to the list each year since May 2009. The first recall began with 70,000 affected batteries and was then expanded last year in May to cover an additional 15,000 batteries sold in China. A very small percentage of the affected laptops have batteries that may overheat, posing a serious fire hazard.

There have been no major reported incidents of exploding batteries, or anything close to the severity of exploding Dells from the previous decade. However, there were two recorded incidents of exploding batteries from May 2009.

An updated recall list was spotted by Engadget. The new models to be added to the list are:

  • HP Pavilion: dv2000, dv2500, dv2700, dv6000, dv6500, dv6700, dv9000
  • Compaq Presario: A900, C700, F500, F700, V3000, V3500, V3700, V6000, V6500, V6700
  • HP: G6000, G7000
  • HP Compaq: 6510b, 6515b, 6520s, 6710b, 6710s, 6715b, 6715s, 6720s

The full list of affected models is available below. If you have an affected model, head over to HP's site for details on getting your battery replaced.

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This is ridiculous. There have been dangers reported since 06', how much more is it going to take for them to get their act in order?

StevenNT said,
What's this got to do with Sony when it's an article about HP ?

Sony manufacture the Cells within the batteriy packs affected.

Aergan said,

Sony manufacture the Cells within the batteriy packs affected.

Correct. In 2006, sony lost a few billion after they had to recall 10 million lithium-ion batteries due to faulty manufacturing. Later in 2008 there were more recalls from HP, Dell, Toshiba and Apple. There may even have been more as a direct result of the use of Sony batteries being used in the laptops.