An overheating risk leads to HP recalling 101000 laptop batteries across the world-- and the company instructs affected customers to immediately stop using the batteries and send for a a replacement.
The recall program follows a previous incident back in June 2016, when HP recalled 41000 lithium-ion notebook batteries due to risks of fire hazards resulting from overheating. Recently HP "received one additional report of the battery overheating, melting and charring and causing about $1000 in property damage," leading to an expansion of the recall initiative.
The affected laptops come from the HP Envy, ProBook, Pavilion and Compaq Presario ranges, and were sold in the US and various online retailers between March 2013 and October 2016. The owners of such machines are advised to immediately cease using them, removing the battery and sending it to HP for a free replacement. The company adds the laptops can be used safely through mains power alone.
Further details of the recall program can be found in the dedicated website in the link below.