HP’s expanding on a battery recall issued last couple of month to include batteries in several HP and Compaq laptops. And the reason of the recall is the same as most batteries recall: they could overheat and catch fire.
This recall affects 101,000 laptop batteries sold since March 2013 to October 2016. They had only received 9 reports of batteries overheating, catching fire or melting.
To see if your laptop battery is part of the recall program, just look on the underside of your battery and see if it has a code starting with any of the below:
6BZLU, 6CGFK, 6CGFQ, 6CZMB, 6DEMA, 6DEMH, 6DGAL, 6EBVA
HP’s recommend to all customers to stop using the affected batteries immediately. Fortunately, because the batteries are removable, users can still plug in their power adapter to the laptop and continue using their machines.
The company says it’ll provide a free battery replacement for each “verified, eligible battery”.