Following the worldwide voluntary safety recall, users can get their batteries replaced by an authorised technician at no cost.
The laptops affected all have non-removable batteries, of course, and include models from the ProBook, ZBook, x360, Pavilion and Envy ranges. HP has offered to provide replacements and replacement services free of charge to impacted customers.
The recall is in response to eight reports of batteries "overheating, melting, or charring", HP says. Batteries for some of these are not replaceable by users, but whatever the case, HP says it will handle getting a safe battery into owners' devices.
These batteries were included with select units sold around the world between December 2015 and December 2017, according to the company. Impacted customers should put their laptops in "Battery Safety Mode" and turn in the batteries for replacement as soon as possible.
HP's machines are heating up once again: On Thursday, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of the lithium ion batteries found in HP Notebook computers and mobile workstations due to overheating, causing fire and burn hazards and raising questions over who should be held responsible for such flaws.
Is your laptop among those affected by the recall? When enabled on an affected system, the battery will be discharged and then can't be charged (at least without disabling the safety mode). "We recently learned that batteries provided by one of our suppliers for certain notebook computers and mobile workstations present a potential safety concern", the company wrote in a blog post on Friday.