Computer maker Hewlett-Packard has recalled 70,000 laptop batteries in the US after two reports of the devices catching fire.
The lithium-ion batteries, manufactured by a third party in China, were sold in US high street retailers and on HP’s own website between August 2007 and January 2008. Details of the affected products can be found here.
In 2006, rival PC maker Dell was forced to recall 4.1 million laptops after more than 20 reports of batteries overheating and catching fire. The company passed the blame to battery manufacturer Sony, which responded with the claim that the units had been improperly configured.