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If you have ever sat down in the loo with laptop in hand lap then you may know how hot the batteries can get sometimes. If you happen to own a HP notebook then you may want to think twice because setting it on some bare skin.

HP is recalling 15,700 batteries due to overheating that could cause injury. The recall affects lithium ion batteries that were made in January 2005 and have barcodes beginning with L3. This recall covers a lot of laptops so listen up. If the laptop product number begins with dv1, ze2, V2, M2 or NX48 and it could have been manufactured in 2005 then you may have one of the batteries in question and should contact HP immediately for a free replacement. Keep those legs safe, and we won't tell anyone that your favorite time to read Gizmodo is in the loo.


HP Mobile Battery Replacement Program [HP]