Batteries are, once again, the reason of a big recall. After faulty ones forced Samsung to recall Galaxy Note 7 units, now melting ones are making HP voluntary recall 50,000 laptops.
After eight reports of overheating laptops, in which one actually caused a minor burn to its owner, HP gave up and issued a statement recalling thousands of devices. It seems that the problem rests with 50,000 laptops sold from December 2015 to December 2017. In this two year period, those laptops were deemed faulty and in risk of overheating (if the batteries did not melt already).
As huge as this recall seems, it’s not as damaging for the company as it appears. To them, the recall represents just “0.1 percent of the HP systems sold globally over the past two years.”
If you’re a HP laptop owner, you should check the list below. These are the models that are in danger of “exploding”:
- HP ProBooks (64x G2 and G3 series, 65x G2 and G3 series)
- HPx360 310 G2, HP Envy m6
- HP Pavilion x360,
- HP 11, HP ZBook (17 G3, 17 G4, and Studio G3) Mobile Workstations.
- HP ZBook Studio G4 (where the batteries have served as extras or replacements)
In the same time, HP warns that not every unit is eligible for the recall. You might be lucky and your computer might go on just as fine. To make sure either way, go here and run a validation test.