In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, on October 14, 2005, HP announced a worldwide voluntary recall and replacement program for battery packs used in certain HP notebooks. HP customers affected by this program will be eligible to receive a replacement battery pack for each verified, affected, recalled battery pack at no cost.
The computer industry has recently experienced battery pack recalls by other computer manufacturers. However, HP believes that this current battery pack recall is unrelated to any other announced battery recall.
HP and the battery pack cell manufacturer have identified a defect in assembled battery packs manufactured between March 2004 and September 2004. HP considers the defect to pose a potential safety hazard to end users.
The affected battery packs were distributed worldwide in the following notebook PC products:
NOTE: If your notebook is NOT listed below, your battery pack is NOT affected by this program. No further action is required.
1. Save and close all open programs.
2. Shut down your notebook.
3. Remove any external power source.
4. Remove the battery pack from the notebook.