HP recalls 101000 laptop batteries that could catch fire
However, at least at the time of this writing, HP is experiencing some loading issues with its recall site that may make grabbing the utility hard. This week, the company's tacked a pretty massive number onto that tally, adding 101,000 additional batteries (on top of around 4,000 in Mexico and 3,000 in Canada).
Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC), PROFECO and HP Inc. One incident caused about $1,000 worth of damage, presumably not including the actual laptop that went up in flames.
"The battery bar code is printed on the back of the battery".
"HP has expanded the number of recalled batteries, which were shipped with notebook computers sold between March 2013 and October 2016".
The expanded recall involves lithium-ion batteries containing Panasonic cells that are used in HP notebook computers.
"Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled batteries, remove them from the notebook computers and contact HP for a free replacement battery".
HPThe HP Pavilion Notebook is one of the machines hit by the issue
HP is recalling more than 100,000 batteries for possible overheating.
The affected batteries have the 6BZLU, 6CGFK, 6CGFQ, 6CZMB, 6DEMA, 6DEMH, 6DGAL, and 6EBVA prefixes in their bar codes. The original recall was for 41,000 batteries but now that HP has received "one additional report of the battery overheating, melting and charring and causing about $1,000 in property damage" it's being forced to start another round of recalls.
In the U.S., users can call HP customer service at 1-888-202-4320 to request a replacement battery.
Until a battery is received, users are advised to use the notebook by plugging it in.
The CPSC worked with Samsung on the Galaxy Note 7 recall, and it's practically the only way to properly issue a product recall.
It is essential that customers recheck their batteries, even if they did so previously and were informed that they were not affected. Whatever you do, don't mess around with a bad lithium-ion battery.
Invasion Day 'flag burner' charged by Sydney police
Tasmanian governor Kate Warner added to the debate, saying changing the date was something for Australians to consider. He wrote: "For some our national day is associated with thoughts of mourning, struggle and survival".
Aston Villa complete move for Icelandic worldwide playmaker
Bree chose #avfc partly because of wanting to play for #bruce no one can tell me he's not the right manager for our club. The 28-year-old Iceland global was unveiled by the club on Twitter , after completing a medical on Wednesday morning.
Mother Allegedly Tapes Son To Wall While On Facebook Live
Shayla Rudolph , an 18-year-old mother from Reynoldsburg, Ohio , took to Facebook live to stream while she was cleaning the house. Just a few days after the video was shared online a representative from child services went to Rudolph's OH home.
Usain Bolt Now Just Another Dude With 8 Gold Medals
The current ruling would see Bolt stripped of the Beijing relay medal, more than eight years after the games. The corresponding medals, medallist pins and diplomas are withdrawn and shall be returned.
I deserve this, says Venus, as she reaches Melbourne semis
Venus Williams beats Coco Vandeweghe to reach her first Grand Slam final for eight years at the Australian Open . Only he didn't expect to be anywhere near the semifinals. "It means so much, mostly because she played so well".
How the Obamacare Repeal Will Impact HIV-Positive People
King County Executive Dow Constantine says repealing the ACA means 200,000 people in King County will lose their health insurance. Much of the trouble has been traced to too few younger Americans signing up for health coverage-as required by the ACA.
Winter weather advisory issued for late this afternoon into tomorrow
Mike Evans said this storm has been "quite a system", producing heavy snows and even causing tornadoes in the southeast. But as temperatures moderate again into Tuesday afternoon, the precipitation is expected to be just rain.
Health studies show that you age faster, the longer you sit
For the objective of this study, Shadyab and his team asked the help of 1,500 women, with ages between 60 and 95-years old. Telomeres are portrayed as acting prefer the plastic tips on shoelaces and normally abbreviate and shred as a cell ages.
Trump signs executive order giving HHS power to waive ObamaCare's individual mandate
Federal agencies, however, are permitted to use their discretion to help individuals, insurance companies, and health care providers.
Tornado Damage Tears Through Houses, Flips Cars
On Saturday, a tornado that raged through Hattiesburg, Mississippi, in Forrest County , caused extensive damage and killed four. Molley, whose bare foot was bandaged, said he climbed out through a hole in what had either been the trailer's roof or a wall.
George Soros Says Donald Trump Is a Con Man
On the economy in general George Soros said, "The current economic situation is not as bad as was predicted and they live in hope".
Texas job growth flattens in December, jobless rate holds steady
In Amarillo, Lubbock and Austin-Round Rock the unemployment rate increased from 3 percent to 3.2 percent before year's end. Rick Scott said in a release that the Jacksonville area added 22,800 new private-sector jobs in 2016.
President Trump Calls The Husband Of Slain Orlando Officer
As Clayton was on the radio with the dispatcher, three gunshots could be heard and the call went dead, investigators said. Loyd says the portrayals in the media that he quote "just shot [Dixon]" put his family in danger.