In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, on October
14, 2005, HP announced a worldwide voluntary recall and replacement program
for battery packs used in certain HP notebooks. HP customers affected
by this program will be eligible to receive a replacement battery pack
for each verified, affected, recalled battery pack at no cost.
The computer industry has recently experienced battery pack recalls by
other computer manufacturers. However, HP believes that this current battery
pack recall is unrelated to any other announced battery recall.
HP and the battery pack cell manufacturer have identified a defect in
assembled battery packs manufactured between March 2004 and September
2004. HP considers the defect to pose a potential safety hazard to end
The affected battery packs were distributed worldwide in the following
notebook PC products:
NOTE: If your notebook is NOT listed below, your battery pack
is NOT affected by this program. No further action is required.