HP Recalls 15,700 Notebok Batteries

Disney isn't the only company facing a massive recall due to batteries overheating -- Hewlett-Packard on Thursday said it was recalling 15,700 HP and Compaq-branded notebook computer batteries worldwide after receiving 20 reports of overheating and one burn injury, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The recall covers lithium ion batteries manufactured in January 2005 that have barcodes starting with L3. The affected units were manufactured in China and sold in the United States through December 2005. The Commission urged users with an L3 battery to stop using it immediately and visit the HP Battery Replacement Program Web site.

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