HP recalls 25,000 MORE laptop batteries two months after first revealing flaws ...

HP recalls over 25,000 MORE laptop batteries two months after first revealing flaws that could cause them to burst into flames HP has expanded an earlier recall to include over 28,500 lithium ion batteries The recall announcement had been delayed due to the government shutdown With the latest recall, HP has now recalled a total of 78,500 of its batteries Firm recommends users download an update that turns on 'battery safety mode'

By Annie Palmer For Dailymail.com

Published: 20:40 GMT, 14 March 2019 | Updated: 23:51 GMT, 14 March 2019

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HP has recalled tens of thousands of additional laptop batteries over fears they could catch fire. 

The hardware giant is expanding an earlier recall to now include a further 28,500 lithium ion batteries, bringing the total number up to 78,500, according to an announcement from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

It follows HP's announcement last January that it was recalling some 50,000 batteries. 

The announcement also marks the third time HP has issued a battery warning in the last four years.   

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HP is expanding an earlier recall to now include a further 28,500 lithium ion batteries, bringing the total number up to 78,500. It follows an earlier recall last January of 50,000 batteries

HP is expanding an earlier recall to now include a further 28,500 lithium ion batteries, bringing the total number up to 78,500. It follows an earlier recall last January of 50,000 batteries

WHICH MODELS ARE AFFECTED BY THE RECALL? 

The recalled batteries were included in the following HP models: 

HP ProBooks - 64x G2 and G3 series, 65x G2 and G3 series, 4xx G4 series HPx360 - 310 G2 11-inch Hp Pavilion x360 Notebook HP 11 Notebook  HP ZBook - 17 G3, Studio G3, G4 HP ProBook 4xx G5 HP Envy 15 HP Mobile Thin Clients - mt21, mt22, mt31 

CPSC made the announcement on Tuesday, but HP actually made its latest recall public on January 17th. 

The delayed announcement from the CPSC was due to the government shutdown, which lasted from December 22nd, 2018 until January 25th, 2019, making it the longest ever shutdown in U.S. history. 

HP said it expanded the recall of laptop and mobile workstation batteries due to concerns about additional 'fire and burn hazards.'

'HP has received eight new reports of battery packs in the U.S. overheating, melting, or charring, including one report of minor injury and two reports of property damage totaling $1,100,' CPSC explained. 

The batteries were installed in notebook computers and mobile workstations sold between December 2015 and April 2018. 

They were also sold separately from December 2015 through December 2018. 

CPSC recommended that consumers 'immediately' visit HP's website, where it has a dedicated page for users to check whether their

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