HP announces new laptop battery recall due to overheating issues

HP has announced a new laptop battery recall due to overheating issues. This latest recall affects HP Compaq, HP ProBook, HP ENVY, Compaq Presario, and HP Pavilion notebooks sold worldwide between March 2013 and August 2015. Should you own a laptop from one of the aforementioned families that was purchased between the provided dates, be sure to get in touch with HP for more details on how to return your notebook's battery.

As covered by Neowin, not all laptop product lines noted above are affected. In order to check whether or not your trusty companion has an affected battery, see the below list:

  • HP Compaq: CQ45 (B), CQ58 (B)
  • HP ENVY: dv6 (G)
  • HP Pavilion: 14 (S), 15 (S), 17 (S), g4 (S), g6 (S), g7 (S)
  • HP: 240, 245, 246, 250 G1, 255 G2, 450, 455, 650, 655, 1000 (B), 2000 (B)
  • HP ProBook: 440 G0, 440 G1, 445 G1, 450 G0, 450 G1, 455 G1, 470 G0, 470 G1, 470 G2, 4440s, 4441s, 4445s, 4446s, 4540s, 4545s

The easiest way would be to download a utility provided by HP that will automatically check whether or not you'll need to cease using the battery inside your laptop immediately. There's also a manual validation process should you have issues with fetching or running the automated suite.

Laptops that don't ship with the affected batteries may have had them installed at a later date due to being physically compatible. The company has also provided a list of these notebooks for customers to double check. Should you be affected, HP will provide a replacement battery at no extra cost.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.