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This again: lithium-ion batteries behind HP recall

USA TODAY logo USA TODAY 1/25/2017 Brett Molina
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HP is expanding its recall of laptop batteries for notebooks under its brand and Compaq because of potential burn and fire hazards.

A statement from the Consumer Product Safety Commission says HP will recall an additional 101,000 batteries for safety reasons. Last June, HP had recalled 41,000 batteries.

The recall involves lithium-ion batteries found in HP notebooks shipped between March 2013 and October of last year. The batteries work with laptop computers including HP, Compaq, HP ProBook, HP ENVY, Compaq Presario, and HP Pavilion.

"Less than 1% of all HP notebook computers sold during this timeframe contained an affected battery," said HP in a statement.

Users should immediately stop using the batteries and contact HP for a replacement.

Other devices carrying lithium-ion batteries have experienced similar issues with overheating. Most notable is Samsung, which had to discontinue sales of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone because the batteries could overheat and potentially catch fire or explode.

On Sunday, Samsung confirmed design and manufacturing flaws related to the smartphone's lithium-ion batteries caused the Galaxy Notes to overheat.

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