Battery Packs used in Armada E500 and V300 Computer Notebooks can be identified by a date code and serial number on the white label:
What are the defects?
A manufacturing problem may cause the battery packs to short-circuit, causing them to overheat, release smoke, damage the notebook computer, and possibly catch fire.
What are the hazards?
What should consumers do?
Discontinue use of the recalled batteries and please contact Compaq immediately to receive two free replacement batteries, either via telephone on 1300 368 369 or registering on the website: http://www.compaq.com/products/notebooks/batteryrecall
Compaq Computer Australia Pty Ltd
Where the product was sold