Name of product: Lithium-ion batteries for HP commercial notebook computers and mobile workstations
Recall date: March 12, 2019 (NOTE: This recall expansion was previously announced independently on January 17, 2019 by the firm due to US government furlough).
Recall number: 19-079
Units: About 78,500 (In addition 50,000 were previously recalled in the U.S. in January 2018.)
Hazard: The lithium-ion batteries can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.
Description: The recall expansion involves lithium-ion batteries for HP commercial notebook computers and mobile workstations which 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.
Incidents/Injuries: HP has received eight new reports of lithium-ion battery packs in the U.S. overheating, melting, or charring, including one report of minor injury and two reports of property damage totaling $1,100.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately visit https://batteryprogram687.ext.hp.com/ to see if their battery is included in the recall and for instructions on how to enable “Battery Safety Mode” if their battery is included in the recall. The website provides consumers instructions on how to initiate the validation utility to check their battery and what to download if their battery is included in the recall. These batteries are not customer-replaceable. HP will provide free battery replacement services by an authorized technician.
Sold at: HP and authorized dealers nationwide and online at www.hp.com. The batteries were shipped in notebook computers and mobile workstations sold from December 2015 through April 2018 for between $300 and $4,000 and were also sold separately between December 2015 and December 2018 for between $50 and $90.
Importer(s): HP Inc., of Palo Alto, California
Manufactured in: China