There are so many moving parts on a laptop, but the battery seems to be the most vulnerable to problems. That’s mostly due to the chemical reactions taking place inside the battery, which is a lot more volatile than a hard drive spinning. The latest company facing an exploding battery problem is the last company with the problem: HP. It’s expanding a recall started last year to include thousands more laptop batteries sold under a variety of brand names. CIOUpdate has the details.
Hewlett-Packard on Friday expanded its worldwide recall of notebook batteries for laptops sold between 2007 and 2008 in a variety of notebooks due to the risk of catching fire.
The list of affected laptops covers a range of price points and laptops sold under the HP, Pavilion, Compaq and Compaq Presario brand names. This voluntary recall is an expansion of another battery recall issued in May 2009, and was made in association with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.