HP Recalls 15,000 Laptop Batteries Sold in China

Tue, 05/26/2009 - 8:02am
by Kirby Chien


BEIJING (Reuters) - Hewlett-Packard Co, the world's largest PC maker, is recalling 15,000 laptop batteries distributed in China because of a danger they could overheat, China said on Tuesday on its quality inspections web site.

HP China will replace the batteries -- used in HP Pavilion, Compaq Presario and HP Compaq models -- for free because in extreme conditions they can overheat and pose a fire hazard, the government said on its website (

HP was not immediately available for comment.

The laptop PCs were manufactured between late 2007 and early 2008, according to the website.


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