Consumer recalls on popular products are something we’re all very familiar with. We’ve witnessed major recalls on everything from cars to smartphones and computers are not immune to errors in the manufacturing process either. It might seem like a pain to the consumer to have to return their devices even temporarily because of a recall, but in many cases it’s in your own best interest. One case in point is the recent announcement by HP computers that they’re recalling laptop batteries from many of their popular models sold between 2013 and October 2016 due to overheating.
Why You Should Err on the Side of Caution
If you have any doubts whatsoever about whether your laptop is included in any type of recall you should always err on the side of caution and contact the manufacturer. We’re also available to help if you’re not sure and even if you’re having any performance issues not related to a current recall we’ll get you back up and running in no time.
A battery is one of the most critical components in making sure your laptop functions properly. If you do feel it’s running too hot shut it down immediately and get in contact with us at (647) 478-9245. A laptop battery running hotter than its normal operating parameters is not only a fire hazard, but can potentially cause serious injury with very little advanced warning.
We’ve all see stories in the news in the last couple of years of cell phones, tablets, and laptop batteries exploding on the user without any previous history of issues. It’s a scary scenario and the only way to prevent it is to be vigilant and know the reputation of your devices. If you experience an issue with a device that is not on any recall list you should still contact the manufacturer – it might be something they’re simply not aware of yet. We’re always here to help in any way we can.