On Tuesday, HP extended their recall of lithium-ion batteries, after eight new reviews within the U.S. of overheating, melting or charring, based on a recall notice.
The recall of lithium-ion batteries their laptops is a result of the batteries that can overheat and are prone to causing burns or fire, based on a recall notice posted from the U.S. (CPSC) on Tuesday.
There have been 8new reports of battery packs in the U.S. overheating, melting or charring, HP mentioned within the notice. These reports included one minor injury and two reports of property damage that totaled $1,100.
The company is recalling 78,500 models along with another 50,000 models they recalled in January 2018.
The batteries have been sold at retailers nationwide and online together with computers and mobile workstations from December 2015 through April 2018 and value between $300 and $4,000.
The batteries have been additionally sold individually from December 2015 and December 2018 for between $50 and $90.
The lithium-ion batteries have been used for HP commercial notebook computers and mobile workstations together with HP ProBooks (64x G2 and G3 collection, 65x G2 and G3 series, 4xx G4 series), HPx360 (310 G2), HP Pavilion x360 11. HP 11 Notebook PC, Notebook PC, and HP ZBook (17 G3, and Studio G3) mobile workstations.
They had been additionally sold as replacement batteries for those products, in addition to the HP ZBook Studio G4 mobile workstation, HP ENVY 15, HP ProBook 4xx G5 series, and HP Mobile Thin Clients (mt21, mt22, and mt31).
HP suggests checking their battery safety recall and replacement program website for instructions on methods to have the defective batteries replaced.