The recall was originally announced in January 2018 and then expanded this past January, the latter development failing to make headlines due to the government shutdown.
The updated recall includes an additional 28,500 laptop battery units on top of the 50,000 announced in Jan. 2018.
“HP has received eight new reports of battery packs in the US overheating, melting, or charring, including one report of minor injury and two reports of property damage totaling $1,100,” the company said in the recall announcement.
The following is a complete list of HP laptops that come equipped with batteries affected by the recall:
The recall expansion involves lithium-ion batteries for HP commercial notebook computers and mobile workstations were sold to businesses and other organizations. The batteries were shipped with or sold as accessories for HP ProBooks (64x G2 and G3 series, 65x G2 and G3 series, 4xx G4 series), HPx360 (310 G2), HP Pavilion x360 11inch Notebook PC, HP 11 Notebook PC, HP ZBook (17 G3, and Studio G3) mobile workstations. The batteries were also sold as accessories or replacement batteries for the HP ZBook Studio G4 mobile workstation, HP ProBook 4xx G5 series, HP ENVY 15, HP Mobile Thin Clients (mt21, mt22, and mt31), or for any of the products listed above.
Faulty laptop batteries have long been a thorn in the side of HP, which seems to issue a major recall for the same burn/fire risk each year. No definitive reason for the problems has been given, but HP has a website set up for helping customers determine whether their devices are being recalled.
Source: The Verge