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Fire risk forces HP to recall batteries from popular laptop models in Australia

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A month after HP issued a recall notice in the US and Canada, the ACCC has done the same (opens in new tab) in Australia, requesting HP laptop users to check if their device’s battery is at risk of overheating and catching fire.

The manufacturer claims that it had received eight independent reports (opens in new tab) of “overheating, melting, or charring, including three reports of property damage and one report of minor injury”.

If you happen to own any of the products listed below, your device may have shipped with one of the faulty batteries, and if you have purchased additional batteries for your laptop, these too are at risk.

In order to check if your device’s battery is at risk, HP has provided a Battery Validation Utility (opens in new tab). If the battery is verified to be affected, HP is providing replacements at no extra cost, even if they are integrated into the laptop itself.

ProBook

  • HP Probook 640 G2 
  • HP ProBook 640 G3
  • HP ProBook 645 G2 
  • HP ProBook 645 G3
  • HP ProBook 650 G2 
  • HP ProBook 650 G3
  • HP ProBook 655 G2 
  • HP ProBook 655 G3

ZBook

  • HP ZBook 17 G3 
  • HP ZBook 17 G4
  • HP ZBook Studio G3

Other

  • HP x360 310 G2
  • HP Pavilion x360
  • HP ENVY m6
  • HP 11 Notebook PC
Harry is an Australian Journalist for TechRadar with an ear to the ground for future tech, and the other in front of a vintage amplifier. He likes stories told in charming ways, and content consumed through massive screens. He also likes to get his hands dirty with the ethics of the tech.