HP Recalling 70,000 Laptop Batteries Over Fire Hazard Concerns

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a recall of 70,000 lithium-ion batteries used in Hewlett-Packard and Compaq laptops. Apparently, there have been at two reported cases where the batteries caught on fire.

HP Recalling 70,000 Laptop Batteries Over Fire Hazard Concerns

HP Recalling 70,000 Laptop Batteries Over Fire Hazard Concerns

HP Recalling 70,000 Laptop Batteries Over Fire Hazard Concerns

The battery packs were sold separately and in laptops between August 2007 through March 2008. Naturally, if you think you might be affected, it might be a good idea to check and see if your battery matches the ones pictured in the gallery before using it again. Hit up the following link for more details. [HP and CPSC via Ubergizmo]