Hewlet Packard Notebooks
- Problem: Hewlett-Packard is recalling about 135,000 battery packs for some HP and Compaq laptop computers because of reports they overheated and melted. The lithium ion rechargeable battery packs bear a barcode label starting with GC, IA, L0 or L1. They were sold from March 2004 through May 2005. Consumers should stop using the battery packs and contact the company for a free replacement. For more information, go to http://www.hp.com/support/ .
The affected notebooks include:
- HP Pavilion
- Compaq Presario
- Compaq Evo
Hewlett Packard (HP) Printers
- Problem : There is a voluntary recall of 2.5 million power cord sets made by Longwell Electronics that were sold with inkjet printers from Hewlett Packard. The connector can break, exposing electrical contacts and posing a shock hazard to consumers. The recall is being conducted to prevent the possibly of injury. The gray two-wire power cord sets with a LS-7C connector have the name "Longwell" molded on the plug between the blades. Department, computer, office and electronic stores including Best Buy, CompUSA, Costco, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Staples and Wal-Mart stores sold the printers with the Longwell cord sets nationwide between April 2001 and February 2002. Consumers should stop using these printers immediately and contact HP for a free replacement cord. For more information, consumers can contact HP at 877-917-4378 anytime or visit the firm's web site at www.hp.com .
The affected printers include:
- DeskJet 800 series, 900 series
- Photosmart 1000 series, 1100 series, 1200 series, and 1300 series