HP Recalls 50,000 Lithium-Ion Laptop Batteries Over Fire Risk

Consumer Reports is reporting that HP has announced that it is recalling the lithium-ion batteries in more than 50,000 laptops because of the danger of fire in cases of battery malfunction.

The recall involves lithium-ion batteries for the HP ProBook (64x G2 and G3 series, 65x G2 and G3 series); HPx360 310 G2; HP Envy m6; HP Pavilion x360; HP 11; and HP ZBook (17 G3, 17 G4, and Studio G3).

Users should visit HP's website to download and run a utility that will check to see if their battery is affected. If so, there is another utility to run that will put the battery into a "safe mode" and instructions on how to get a replacement battery and a technician dispatched to swap it out.

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