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Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Compaq Notebook Computer lithium ion rechargeable battery packs

Código SIAR: 19991
Categoría: Suministros eléctricos /artículos de electricidad
País Notificante: Estados Unidos de América
URL de la Fuente: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2006/CPSC-Hewlett-Packard-Company-Announce-Recall-of-Notebook-Computer-Batteries
Fecha de Publicación: 14 oct, 2005
País de Origen del Producto: China, Taiwan
Fabricante: Hewlett-Packard (HP); Compaq
Descripción del Defecto: Hewlett-Packard Company Recall of Notebook Computer Batteries
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 14, 2005
Release #06-007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 404-7398 CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Hewlett-Packard Company Announce Recall of Notebook Computer Batteries
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: HP and Compaq Notebook Computer Battery Packs
Units: About 135,000 battery packs worldwide, including about 85,000 in the U.S.
Importer: Hewlett-Packard Company, of Palo Alto, Calif.
Hazard: An internal short can cause the battery cells to overheat and melt or char the plastic case, posing a burn and fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: HP has received 16 reports of batteries overheating, including four in the U.S. No injuries have been reported. Four cases of minor property damage were reported, including one in the U.S.
Description: The recalled lithium ion rechargeable battery packs are used with various HP and Compaq notebook computers (see list below). The recalled battery packs are a subset of those manufactured March 2004 through September 2004, and will have a bar code label starting with GC, IA, L0 or L1.
Hewlett-Packard and Compaq Notebook Models that may contain a recalled battery pack
HP Pavilion HP Compaq Compaq Presario Compaq Evo dx4000 dx5000 zd8100 ze4100 ze4100/xt1xx 4200 ze4200 ze4300 ze4400 ze4500 ze4600 ze4700 ze4800 ze5155 ze5200 ze5300 ze5400 ze5500 ze5600 zv5000 zv5200 zx5000 zx5200 nc6000 nc8000 nw8000 nx5000 nx9005 nx9008 nx9010 nx9100 nx9105 9000 9005 1100 2100 2500 R3000 R3200 V1000 X4000 X5000 X6100 n1010v n1050v
Sold at: National and regional computer and electronics stores, online stores, hp.com and hpshopping.com from March 2004 through May 2005 for between $1,000 and $3,000. The battery packs also were sold separately for between $100 and $130.
Manufactured in: Battery packs manufactured in China and Taiwan.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled batteries immediately and contact HP to arrange for a free replacement battery by visiting the Battery Replacement program Web site or by calling HP. After removing the recalled battery for their notebook computer, consumers should plug in the AC adapter to power the notebook until a replacement battery arrives.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, visit the HP Battery Replacement program Web site at www.hp.com/support/BatteryReplacement or contact HP at (888) 404-7398 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.
Media Contact: Mike Hockey at (281) 927-9379
NOTE: Recalled battery packs have bar-code labels starting with GC, IA, L0, or L1