Hp laptop batteries are catching fire - Check yours

Hp is recalling its batteries sold between March 2013 and october 2016 due to fire hazard. The batteries are being recalled in HP, Compaq, Compaq presrio, Envy, ProBook and Pavillion notebooks.

How to identify faulty batteries
The affected units measure “8 to 10.5 inches long, 2 inches wide and about 1 inch high, there will be print on each cell that says “HP Notebook Battery” along with a model number. If the number reads 6EBVA, 6DGAL, 6DEMH, 6DEMA, 6CZMB, 6CGFK or 6BZLU, then your unit is potentially very dangerous.

The United States CPSC advises anyone with an affected battery to remove batteries and only use their laptops on AC power. Those who need replacement batteries can call HP at 1-888-202-4320 or go to the company's website for the recall to see if their notebook is affected.

The recall affects units in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In one case, HP received a report of overheating that caused "melting and charring and causing about $1,000 in property damage." Just for the safety, users who had replaced their batteries should also check their new batteries, just in case.