Hewlett-Packard—(HP) and Compaq Notebook Computer Battery Packs
What are the defects?
There is a risk that an internal short may develop and cause the battery cells comprised in the battery packs to overheat and, depending on state of charge, rupture the individual cell, emit smoke and melt or char the plastic case of the battery pack and/or notebook.
What are the hazards?
Fire or burn hazard.
What should consumers do?
Consumers should use notebooks under AC power until a new battery pack is supplied. For further information call HP on 13 10 47 or visit www.hp.comsupport/BatteryReplacement
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.