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HP Inc. Adds Another 101,000 Laptop Batteries to June’s 2016 Recall of 40,000

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Fire Starter; HP Adds 101k Combustible Panasonic Laptop Batteries to June’s Recall

As long as manufacturers continue to rely on lithium-ion to power consumer devices, it appears that Newsome Melton will continue to write about lithium-ion batteries going up in flames. After recalling more than 40,000 last June, HP Inc. (formerly Hewlett-Packard), added around 101,000 to their latest recall of defective Panasonic batteries, sold from March 2013 to October 2016. HP released a statement informing consumers that they must check their battery even if they checked before, unless a replacement battery has already been delivered. The expanded recall came after a new alleged incident of a laptop “melting and charring,” causing around $1,000 in property damage.

The latest potentially defective lithium-ion batteries can be found in some HP ProBook, HP Envy, HP Pavilion, and Compaq Presario laptops sold from $300 to $1,700. At the time of the recall expansion HP had reported eight incidents of a battery overheating that led to five reports of property damage totaling around $5,000. No injuries have been reported in connection to the faulty products sold across the country online and at Best Buy, Walmart, Costco, and Sam’s Club. The recalled batteries that sold for between $50 and $90 have bar codes that start with; 6BZLU, 6CGFK, 6CGFQ, 6CZMB, 6DEMA, 6DEMH, 6DGAL, & 6EBVA.

Recalled Toshiba Batteries

Earlier this month Toshiba expanded their March recall, which now consists of nearly 190,000 Panasonic lithium-ion batteries that can be found in 41 models of their laptops. HP first began recalling laptop computer batteries all the way back in October 2005. In each subsequent year recall expansions or completely new recalls have been made or have been carried out by HP. Both Toshiba and HP have been plagued by lithium-ion batteries, as have the entire consumer electronics industry. Just ask Samsung.

Owners of a recalled battery are being advised to immediately stop using the potentially dangerous power supply. HP released a statement stating that the laptops affected by the recall can still be used after removing the battery by connecting directly to an outlet. The computer maker is now offering replacement batteries (also made of lithium-ion) to affected North American consumers free of charge. Owners and industry insiders will be watching carefully to see if the replacements can handle the heat.

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E-Cig Explosion; Iowa Man Claims Battery Exploded Inside Mouth [GRAPHIC IMAGES]

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Electronic Cigarette Explosion; Iowa Man Claims Battery Exploded Inside Mouth January 14th was a typical morning for Andrew Hall. He claims to have been going through his morning routine, getting ready for work, taking a few puffs on his e-cigarette when BANG! The day became anything but typical. At that moment Hall alleges that his […]

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Alleged Valve Stem Defect Leads to Class Action Lawsuit Against Fiat Chrysler

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Alleged Valve Stem Defect Leads to Class Action Lawsuit Against Fiat Chrysler Seven consumers from four states (NY, NJ, OH, MI) have collectively filed a putative class action lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) over an alleged defect in some of their vehicle’s tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). The suit, filed in the United States […]

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Trek Recalls Bicycles & Wheel Sets After Consumer’s Back is Broken

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Trek Bicycles & Wheel Sets Recalled After a Rider’s Back is Broken Less than three months after recalling thousands of “Fat Bikes” because the front wheel could come flying off, similar concerns have led the Trek Bicycle Corporation to announce a new recall of more than 900 high performance bicycles and 300 wheel sets. According […]

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Product Safety Recall Roundup: January 23, 2017 | NewsomeLaw.com

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Recall Roundup: January 23, 2017   Sophie the Giraffe’s Mold Concerns   For the past 55 years Sophie the Giraffe, a toy made for babies and young children, has been manufactured in France. The popular teething toy has garnered national headlines in 2017 for all the wrong reasons after a mother cut one open and found […]

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Activist Judges Throw Out Six Million Dollar Jury Verdict Awarded to Grieving Floridian

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Activist Judges Throw Out Six Million Dollar Jury Verdict Awarded to Grieving Floridian The pain caused by the loss of a parent cannot be objectively measured.  For that reason, Florida law has long entrusted ordinary citizens to call upon their common sense and experience to determine a fair award in wrongful death actions involving a […]

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Takata Agrees to Plead Guilty & Pay $1 Billion as Massive Recall Expands

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Takata to Pay $1 Billion as Massive Recall Continues to Expand The largest automotive recall in U.S. history continues to grow as regulators say more than 20 million dangerous Takata airbag inflators remain on American roads.  It is now estimated that 42 million vehicles, equipped with around 70 million defective Takata inflators, will be recalled […]

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EPA Investigates Fiat Chrysler’s Diesel Emissions; Claims of Clean Air Act Violations

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EPA Investigates Fiat Chrysler; Claims of Clean Air Act Violations In the last days of the Obama administration the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice (DoJ) are working overtime to conclude their investigations into the world’s largest automakers and their suppliers. Just one day after the federal government charged six Volkswagen executives […]

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VW Emissions Scandal Update; $4.3 Billion Settlement, Six Executives Indicted

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VW Emissions Scandal Update; $4.3 Billion Settlement, Six Executives Indicted The second week of January was not kind to Volkswagen (VW). The German automaker has agreed to plead guilty to charges brought by U.S. Authorities, including conspiracy to commit wire fraud, deceiving U.S. consumers, and violating the Clean Air Act. The guilty plea came with […]

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Walt Disney Parks Recall 15,000 Unsafe Minnie & Mickey Mouse Infant Hoodies

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Disney Recalls 15,000 Minnie & Mickey Mouse Infant Hoodies Potentially dangerous sweatshirts made for infants, sold exclusively by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, have been recalled by U.S. authorities over concerns that “the snaps on the hoodies can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.” The 15,000 sweatshirts, with a three-snap closure, were manufactured […]

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