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The recall was issued Thursday after eight reports of lithium-ion battery packs overheating, resulting in property damage in some cases and at least one minor injury, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

HP has announced a worldwide voluntary safety recall and replacement program for certain notebook computer and mobile workstation batteries.

Batteries affected by this recall should immediately be put into "Battery Safety Mode". Numerous batteries, however, are internal to the notebooks and mobile workstations, meaning a technician's services will be necessary to replace them.

The laptops affected all have non-removable batteries, of course, and include models from the ProBook, ZBook, x360, Pavilion and Envy ranges.

If this story has provoked a certain degree of déjà vu in your mind, that's probably not surprising, given that at the start of past year, HP issued a battery recall due to fire risk concerns.

The website also provides instructions on how to initiate the validation utility to check their battery and what to download if their battery is included in the recall. The batteries can not be replaced by customers themselves, the recall noted.

For more information, call HP toll-free at 888-202-4320 from 8 a.m.to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or go online at www.HP.com/go/batteryprogram2018 or www.hp.com and click "Recalls". When enabled on an affected system, the battery will be discharged and then can't be charged (at least without disabling the safety mode).

Is your laptop among those affected by the recall? "HP strongly recommends accepting Battery Safety Mode".


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