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Some HP laptops need battery replacements due to serious safety concerns

January 5, 2018

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HP has issued a battery recall notice for a number of its laptops and mobile workstations sold over the last two years due to concerns that the battery inside these machines could be dangerous and a fire hazard.

This follows eight reports of lithium-ion batteries overheating and/or melting, and in one case causing a first-degree burn to someone’s hand, with three further cases citing resulting property damage (presumably caused by fire, of course) to the tune of $4,500 (around £3,300, AU$5,700).

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