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31st Jan 2017

Dublin Fire Brigade has issued a safety warning regarding certain HP and Compaq laptops

Batteries supplied with the laptop are a fire risk.


Batteries supplied with this laptop are a fire risk. Be cautious.

The Dublin Fire Brigade and Hewlett-Packard have issued a safety warning regarding the battery that’s supplied for the 2016 HP Notebook Computer.

In a statement released on their website, Hewlett-Packard state:

“In January 2017, HP announced an expansion of its ongoing worldwide voluntary safety recall and replacement program, for certain notebook computer batteries, which was announced in June 2016. The program has been expanded to include additional batteries that were shipped with the same notebook products.”

It adds: “The affected batteries were shipped with specific HP, Compaq, HP ProBook, HP ENVY, Compaq Presario, and HP Pavilion Notebook Computers sold worldwide from March 2013 through October 2016, and/or were sold as accessories or spares, or provided as replacements through Support.”

“These batteries have the potential to overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to customers. HP urges customers to recheck their batteries, even if they did so previously, and were told they were not affected. However, original batteries replaced as part of the program announced in June 2016 are not affected by this program expansion. Customers should cease use of affected batteries immediately. HP customers affected by this program will be eligible to receive a replacement battery for each verified, affected battery at no cost.”

NOTE: Not all batteries in all HP, Compaq, HP ProBook, HP ENVY, Compaq Presario, and HP Pavilion Notebook Computers are affected.

If you have any of the above laptop models and are seeking further instructions, more information is supplied here.