HP recalls 50000 laptop batteries globally citing safety issues

HP recalls 50000 laptop batteries globally citing safety issues

Global PC and printer giant HP Inc has issued a worldwide voluntary recall of 50,000 Lithium-ion batteries sold as accessories or used as replacements through HP or an authorised HP service provider over the danger of fire and overheating.

Consumers are encouraged to immediately stop using these batteries and to visit the Health Canada website to recall the HP batteries to determine if their product is covered and to order another free battery, if applicable. The batteries were shipped in notebook computers and mobile workstations sold from December 2015 through December 2017 for between $300 and $4,000.

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The New Year's full moon is called a wolf moon, named for the howls of the hungry animals during midwinter. According to SCS, the astrological event will begin at 7.48pm and end at 11.11pm in Singapore.

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 previous year, HP issued a battery recall due to fire risk concerns.

Users of the affected computers can call HP toll-free at 888-202-4320 from 8 a.m.to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or contact the company online here and here to get more information and to find out how to get a replacement battery for their affected device. Three reports have included property damage "totaling $4,500", says HP, and on report included a first-degree burn. There is a small utility you can download which will check if the battery in your laptop is one of the affected power packs. When enabled on an affected system, the battery will be discharged and then can't be charged (at least without disabling the safety mode).

Prabhu Ramamoorthy Indian accused of harassing Sleeping woman on US Plane
The court filing stated that Ramamoorthy also admitted that he "unzipped the woman's trousers part-way and put his finger inside". Both Ramamoorthy and his wife gave lengthier statements later indicating that the pill Ramamoorthy had taken was "plain Tylenol".

The company has also provided a list of Frequently Asked Questions to assist consumers with the battery recall.

Deputy killed in Douglas County apartment complex shooting identified
Five deputies were shot, one fatally, when they responded to a "verbal disturbance" at 5:14 AM New Year's Eve Sunday. A procession for the fallen officer will take place from Littleton Hospital.

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