Hewlett-Packard and Compaq Notebook Computer Batteries
Hewlett-Packard has announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Customers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Further detail is provided on HP's Web site at www.hp.com/support/BatteryReplacement
Name of Product: HP and Compaq Notebook Computer Battery Packs
Units: About 135,000 battery packs worldwide, including about 51,000 in the Europe / Middle East / Africa Region.
Producer: Hewlett-Packard Company, of Palo Alto, Calif.
Hazard: An internal short can cause the battery cells to overheat and melt or char the plastic case, posing a burn and fire hazard.
Description: The recalled lithium ion rechargeable battery packs are used with various HP and Compaq notebook computers (see list below)
The recalled battery packs are a subset of those manufactured March 2004 through September 2004, and will have a bar code label starting with GC, IA, L0 or L1.
Sold Via: National and regional computer and electronics stores, computer resellers, and online stores including those of HP.
Remedy: Customers should stop using the recalled batteries immediately and contact HP to arrange for a free replacement battery by visiting the Battery Replacement program Web site or by calling HP.
After removing the recalled battery for their notebook computer, customers should plug in the AC adapter to power the notebook until a replacement battery arrives.
HP United Kingdom at 0870 010 4320 (Consumer models) or 0870 842 2339 (Business models).
Hewlett-Packard and Compaq Notebook Models that may contain a recalled battery pack
Consumer Models - HP Pavilion , Compaq Presario
- Business Models
- HP Compaq
- Compaq Evo
Source :- Trading Standards
19th October 2005