54,000 More HP Batteries Recalled

Hewlett-Packard doesn’t just make props for cringeworthy feature length commercials; the company also sells batteries that sometimes catch fire. A year ago HP recalled about 70,000 bad batteries, and now it’s added another 54,000 to the list.

The batteries and the laptops they came with were sold between August 2007 and July 2008. Even if you cleared your battery during last year’s recall, you may want to check again to see it’s been added to the list. The CPSC has a full list of the notebook and battery ID numbers, or you can check out the official HP recall page. You can also call HP at 1-800-889-2031 between 7am-7pm CT Monday through Friday.

“HP Expands Recall of Notebook Computer Batteries Due to Fire Hazard” [CPSC]
HP Notebook PC Battery Pack Replacement Program [HP]