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Notebook Computer Batteries Recalled By HP

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Hewlett-Packard Co., in conjunction with the U.S. Product Safety Commission (CPSC), voluntarily recalled Lithium-Ion batteries used in Hewlett-Packard and Compaq notebook computers because they can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard.

To date, 70,000 notebooks have been recalled. The company has received two reports of the batteries overheating and rupturing, resulting in flames/fire that resulted in minor property damage. There have not been any reported injuries.

The recalled batteries are used with various HP and Compaq notebooks. Below are the notebook models that may contain a recalled battery:

HP Pavilion

Compaq Presario

HP

HP Compaq

dv2000
dv2500
dv2700
dv6000
dv6500

dv6700
dv9000
dv9500
dv9700

A900
C700
F700
V3000
V3500

V3700
V6000
V6500
V6700

G6000
G7000

6720s

Batteries subject to the recall will have one of the following bar code labels (^ in the code can be any letter or number):

62940^^AXV^^^^

65033^^B7U^^^^
65033^^B7V^^^^
65033^^BGU^^^^

65035^^B7U^^^^
65035^^B7V^^^^
65035^^BGU^^^^
65035^^BGV^^^^

67059^^V8U^^^^
67059^^V8V^^^^

The recalled batteries should be removed from the notebook immediately. Consumers can contact HP to determine if the battery is included in the recall and to request a free replacement.

The AC adapter can be used to power the computer AFTER the battery has been removed. Consumers should only use batteries obtained from HP or an authorized reseller.

Consumer Contact: For more information, visit the HP Battery Replacement Program Web site or call (800) 889-2031 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.