Battery recall on HP laptops

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NBC News (NBC) - If you have a laptop from HP, you'll want to check to see if you are part of the voluntary recall for it's lithium-ion batteries.

HP has announced the recall of batteries for notebooks and mobile workstations due to concerns of overheating.

HP is responding to eight reports so far of batteries overhating, melting, or charring. Some reports include property damage and even a first-degree burn.

The recall notice states that around 50,000 units are affected, and the batteries were shipped with notebooks and mobile workstations sold from December 2015 through December 2017.

Models impacted are:

HP ProBooks (64x G2 and G3 series, 65x G2 and G3 series) HPx360 310 G2 HP Envy m6 HP Pavilion x360 HP 11, HP ZBook (17 G3, 17 G4, and Studio G3) Mobile Workstations

The batteries in question were also sold as replacements for the HP ZBook Studio G4 mobile workstation or any of the above products, HP says.

HP has issued instructions for using its battery validation tool to check if your laptop is impacted.

If you are, HP suggests you place your laptop into "Battery Safety Mode" with a provided BIOS update.