Another PC notebook computer batteries voluntary recall! The US Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Hewlett-Packard, Toshiba and Dell, announced a voluntary recall on the batteries manufactured by Sony Energy Devices Corporation as these lithium-ion batteries can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers. This battery model was used for some HP, Toshiba and Dell laptop models from 2004 – 2006. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission warns consumer to stop using it as there have been 19 reports of the batteries overheating, including 17 reports of flames/fire (10 resulting in minor property damage). Two consumers experienced minor burns. To avoid any further damage to the consumers, consumers should contact their computer manufacturer to determine if their battery is included in the recall and to request a free replacement battery.
The recalled batteries were included in the following laptop models:
HP Pavilion: dv1000, dv8000 and zd8000
Compaq Presario: v2000 and v2400
HP Compaq: nc6110, nc6120, nc6140, nc6220, nc6230, nx4800, nx4820, nx6110, nx6120, nx9600
Note: Recalled batteries will have a bar code label starting with A0, L0, L1 or GC
Satellite: A70/A75, P30/P5, M30X/M35X, M50/M55
Tecra: A3, A5, S2
Inspiron: 1100, 1150, 5100, 5150, 5160
Note: Battery Model OU091
Read the official announcement from CPSC.