HP China to recall 15,000 laptop batteries

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Beijing, May 27: World's largest PC Maker, HP Co (Hewlett-Packard Co) is recalling 15,000 laptop batteries distributed in China because of a danger they could over heat.

HP China informed media that it will replace the batteries, used in HP Pavilion, Compaq Presario and HP Compaq models for free because in extreme conditions they can overheat and pose a fire hazard. Chinese government said in its website www.aqsiq.gov.cn that the the batteries of laptop PCs which were manufactured between late 2007 and early 200 were to be replaced.

It was only in last week US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said Hewlett-Packard (HP) has recalled some 70,000 batteries for notebook computers because of a fire hazard.

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