Hewlett Packard Recalls Batteries for Specific Devices

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Hewlett Packard is initiating a voluntary worldwide safety recall and replacement program. The lithium-ion batteries for specific laptops could overheat and they pose the threat of fire to customers.

The batteries were sold between December 2015 an December 2017. The batteries for the following devices have been recalled:
HP ProBook 640 G2
HP ProBook 645 G2
HP ProBook 650 G2
HP ProBook 655 G2
HP ZBook 17 G3
HP ZBook Studio G3
HP x360 310 G2
HP Pavilion x360
HP ENVY m6
HP 11 Notebook PC
HP ProBook 640 G3
HP ProBook 645 G3
HP ProBook 650 G3
HP ProBook 655 G3
HP ZBook 17 G4

Not all batteries from these computers are affected. Owners can run the HP Validation Utility Software to know if their battery has been recalled. For owners of computers that are affected, it is recommended the laptop be placed in Battery Safety Mode so the device can be used safely without the battery.

Written by Jeanette Smith

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