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INFO: HP Notebook Battery Recall
Nowadays, whenever the mention of battery is heard, it immediately connotes the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.. This is not isolated to Samsung though. Neither is it limited to mobile phones either. It is applicable to all gadgets with batteries in them, including notebooks or laptops.
Last Tuesday, HP announced the recall of about ~100,000 batteries of its notebooks. If you haven't heard about it yet, the announcement is here.
You may not be able to check the physical hardware itself due to the rugged design of some notebooks. Some require specialized hardware to open the units but you will be able to check the device by a utility that HP made available in its website. Using it this way will avoid untoward voiding of warranties due to unnecessary tampering of seals.
As you can see from the screenshot above, the laptop assigned to me is safe from the defective batteries that were circulated. Ensuring that the safety of the equipment you are using is paramount.
If you have friends or relatives that use HP notebooks, let them know about the recall. The period covered by the recall are notebooks purchased between Year 2013 to 2016. This is a huge window of time.
Share this information to help others avoid the risks of having defective batteries.
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Should you wish to download the HP utility to detect if the battery on your notebook is affected, click this link to download.