We all make great use of consumer products and some of them are present in our lives on a regular basis. That’s why we sometimes report on certain product recalls associated with items that are popular and are commonly found in people’s homes. Especially if the recall was launched after reports of incidents or injuries surfaced.
Consumers who are injured in incidents caused by defective and dangerous products should report the incidents to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission immediately. And in some cases, if the incidents are serious, lead to injuries and property damages, then consumers should also consider taking a more stern action against the manufacturer. Especially if the manufacturer was negligent.
According to the CPSC, several lithium-ion batteries used in HP notebooks and mobile workstations are being recalled over possible fire and burn hazards. Since these products may end up overheating while in use, there’s a risk that the battery may provoke a fire. In this case, the fire may lead to property damage and to injuries.
About 50,000 units have been recalled so far. They include all lithium-ion batteries sold as accessories for HP ProBooks (64x G2 and G3 series, 65x G2 and G3 series), HPx360 310 G2, HP Envy m6, HP Pavilion x360, and HP 11, HP ZBook (17 G3, 17 G4, and Studio G3) Mobile Workstations. Items sold as replacement items for HP ZBook Studio G4 mobile workstation or for the models listed previously have also been impacted.
Since at least eight reports of battery packs overheating have been announced, with at least one of these incidents resulting in burn injuries and three resulting in property damage worth $4,5000, consumers should not ignore the potential risks.
The company is asking consumers with the recalled items to visit HP.com/go/batteryprogram2018 to check whether theirbattery has been included in the recall. There, they will also get instructions on how they should proceed to initiate the validation utility to check whether their battery has been included in the recall. All recalled batteries will be replaced for free by HP authorized technicians.
Recalled products were sold at Best Buy and other stores nationwide and online between December 2015 and December 2017.
Since people were injured and property damage has been reported, consumers are urged to avoid ignoring this recall.