For those of you who never knew, the problem with lithium-ion batteries is that they can be very dangerous if not stored properly. As we have seen in the past, these batteries can explode. This is why HP has announced they will be recalling several laptop models over a potential fire and burn hazard.
According to HP, they stressed that there is nothing wrong with the laptops but rather the batteries associated with the laptops. So why the recall the entire laptop? This is because the models affected by the laptop feature non-removable batteries, meaning that users will not be able to just take out the battery and swap it for a new one.
Batteries affected by this program may have been shipped with specific HP Probook 64x (G2 and G3), HP ProBook 65x (G2 and G3), HP ProBook 4xx G4 (430, 440, 450, 455, and 470), HP x360 310 G2, HP ENVY M6, HP Pavilion x360, HP 11 notebook computers and HP ZBook (17 G3, 17 G4, and Studio G3) mobile workstations sold worldwide from December 2015 through April 2018.
For more information about the recall and if you want to check if you are affected by the recall, head on over to HP’s website for the details.