Hewlett-Packard is recalling about 135,000 battery packs for some H-P and Compaq laptop computers because of reports they overheated and melted, the Palo Alto, Calif., company announced Friday.
The lithium ion rechargeable battery packs are used with H-P Pavilion, Compaq Presario, H-P Compaq and Compaq Evo laptop computers.
The company has received 16 reports of the batteries’ overheating; four cases occurred in the United States.
The recalled packs bear a barcode label starting with GC, IA, L0 or L1.
Consumers should stop using the products and contact the company for a free replacement. For more information, call Hewlett-Packard at 888-404-7398 or visit http://www.hp.com/support/BatteryReplacement or www.cpsc.gov.