Working with the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission, HP has decided to voluntarily recall certain models of laptops (listed below) over safety issues. The problem lies in the battery found in these laptops: they get pretty hot, and it has been reported, in a few cases, that they have spontaneously exploded or caught fire. No injuries have yet been caused, but HP thought it would be a good idea to recall them just in case.
Exploding batteries unfortunately are not limited to these certain HP computers; over the last two or three years especially, there has been an increase of reports of dangerous batteries across a wide range of products, such as cellphones.
About 70,000 of these affected laptops are thought to be in the U.S, with almost 200,000 found worldwide. The models were sold between August 2007 and March 2008. If you have one of the models listed below, contact HP to figure out how to get your battery replaced: