HP India put up a concerning post on their Facebook wall. The following are the much-needed information for any HP notebook owners who have bought it between May 14, 2009, and expanded on May 19, 2010.
As far as what it says on HP India’s Facebook wall:
Dear HP customers,
HP is expanding its voluntary recall of certain notebook PC battery packs shipped between July 2007 and July 2008. It is important for you to validate your battery today at the HP Notebook PC Battery Pack Replacement Program website at http://www.hp.com/support/BatteryReplacement. Some batteries can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard. If your battery is affected, you are eligible to receive a replacement battery for your notebook at no cost. For further details please check out http://bit.ly/m6dUqz. Your safety is very important to us, so please validate your battery at site now.
The affected battery packs were sold worldwide in the following notebook PC models/series:
HP Compaq 6520s is the last model (at the time of writing) that is added to the list with a possible affected battery.
Battery/product recall is not that is unheard of, irrespective of the brand. However its extremely important that a lot of users are aware of this.
To checked if yours is the affected battery from the models mentioned above, use this link to validate your battery serial number for replacement. A question has been put forward to ask if the notebooks that are damaged would be replaced by HP, so let us hope for the best.