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HP recall on laptop batteries for compaq and hewlett packard notebook computers
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H-P Recalls Laptop Batteries
October 14, 2005 9:33 a.m.
Hewlett Packard Co. is recalling about 135,000 battery packs for some H-P and Compaq laptop computers because of reports they overheated and melted, the Palo Alto, Calif., company announced Friday. The lithium ion rechargeable battery packs are used with H-P Pavilion, Compaq Presario, H-P Compaq and Compaq Evo laptop computers. The recalled packs bear a barcode label starting with GC, IA, L0 or L1, and were sold from March 2004 through May 2005. The company has received 16 reports of the batteries" overheating; four cases occurred in the U.S. The company said customers should stop using the laptops and contact H-P for a replacement by calling 888-404-7398 or visiting www.hp.com/support.