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HP Recalls 162,000 Batteries Over Burn Hazard

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HP has issued a recall of more than 162,000 Li-Ion battery packs that were sold with Compaq notebooks.

According to officials with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, HP has received 40 reports of batteries that overheated and ruptured. Seven of the reports resulted in burn injuries, one smoke inhalation injury, and 36 instances of property damage.

The affected batteries were sold at computer and electronics stores nationwide from July 2007 and July 2008. The battery packs were also sold for between $500 and $3,000.

The USCPSC advised affected consumers to immediately remove the battery and contact HP. The company is providing an online validation process to help consumers determine if they are affected by the recall. Replacement batteries will be provided to consumers at no charge.

If you have been injured by a defective product, please contact the Madison Product Liability Lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874.