By Annie Palmer For Dailymail.com
Published: 20:40 GMT, 14 March 2019 | Updated: 23:51 GMT, 14 March 2019
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
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