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HP recalls more notebook computer batteries

05-20-2010 11:25 BJT

SAN FRANCISCO, May 19 (Xinhua) -- Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) on Wednesday announced that it is recalling more notebook personal computer (PC) batteries that have the potential to overheat and pose a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

The latest move is an expansion of a previous program initially launched on May 14, 2009, with additional battery packs and notebook models.

The affected battery packs were distributed worldwide in certain notebook PCs manufactured between August 2007 and May 2008, according to information posted on HP's website.

"HP fully stands behind the products it makes and has taken a proactive approach to this situation to ensure the safety of our customers and the integrity and quality of our products," the company said in a statement received by Xinhua.

Customers with affected products will be eligible to receive a replacement battery pack for each verified, recalled battery pack at no cost, HP said.

The voluntary recall includes batteries sold in notebook PCs in China and the company has notified the Chinese regulatory authority about the latest program, an HP spokesperson told Xinhua.

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: Xinhua

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