Hewlett-Packard and Compaq rechargeable battery packs Recall

16 June 2010


The products pose a risk of fire because there is the possibility that the batteries can overheat. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD).

Models affected

Lithium ion rechargeable battery packs used with various Hewlett-Packard and Compaq notebook computers: HP Pavilion: dv2000, dv2500. dv2700, dv6000, dv6500, dv6700, dv9000, dv9500, dv9700, dx6000, dx6500 and dx6700 Compaq Presario: A900, C700, F500, F70


All affected packs will have a CT coding that includes the following sequences where ^ can be any letter A-Z or number 0-9: 62940^^AXV ^^^^ 65000^^B5V^^^^ 65033^^B7U^^^^, 65033^^B7V ^^^^, 65033BGU^^^^ 65035^^B7U^^^^, 65035^^B7V^^^^, 65035^^BGU^^^^, 65035BGV^^^^ 67059^^V8U^^^^, 67059^^V8V^^^^ Not all packs that include one of these sequences is subject to the recall. Verification of the complete code by HP is required.


There are four different battery pack designs, each of which is compatible with a subset of the listed notebook computers. The date code is embedded in a code printed on an adhesive label affixed to the inner surface of the battery pack. They are black and rectangular in appearance with safety markings and labelling.