HP recalls laptop batteries

HP recalls laptop batteries

Own an HP laptop? Check your battery. The company has recalled batteries that may be found in HP Pavilion, HP Compaq, and Compaq Presario brand notebooks. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, "An internal failure can cause the battery to overheat and melt, or char the plastic case, posing a burn and fire hazard."

Freaked out? Visit the News.com story for a list of HP and Compaq laptops that may be affected.

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    Tech expert Michelle Thatcher grew up surrounded by gadgets and sustained by Tex-Mex cuisine. Life in two major cities--first Chicago, then San Francisco--broadened her culinary horizons beyond meat and cheese, and she's since enjoyed nearly a decade of wining, dining, and cooking up and down the California coast. Though her gadget lust remains, the practicalities of her small kitchen dictate that single-function geegaws never stay around for long.


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