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.