HP issued the recall after the company discovered that a small number of the computers could pose a safety concern for customers, according to CNET.
There have been at least 8 reports of the battery packs overheating, melting or charring, HP said. Three of the incidences included reports of property damage in excess of $4,500, and one report of a first degree burn to a hand.
The potentially defective batteries were sold with or as accessories for the following products:
- HP ProBooks (64x G2 and G3 series, 65x G2 and G3 series)
- HPx360 310 G2
- HP Envy m6
- HP Pavilion x360
- HP 11
- HP ZBook (17 G3, 17 G4, and Studio G3)
- Mobile Workstations
Affected batteries were also sold as accessories or replacement batteries for the HP ZBook Studio G4 mobile workstation or for any of the products listed above.
Lithium-ion batteries for affected HP devices were distributed from December 2015 to December 2017.
The recall affects about 0.1% of all laptops sold by HP over the last 2 years, the company said.
If you purchased any of the above devices, you should contact Hewlett-Packard to request a free replacement.
Source: FOX 5 San Diego