HP has been forced to recall 15,700 laptop batteries from all over the world after reports that some were overheating and burning. This is the second such incident to affect the company in the last 6 months, as in 2005 HP recalled 135,000 battery units after a similar investigation.

HP has said that batteries with bar code numbers beginning L3 are affected and may be found in HP and Compaq notebooks.

Laptops from the HP Pavilion family, Compaq Presario family, HP Compaq, HP Pavilion and Compaq Peresario ranges are affected.

HP Pavilion family notebooks with model numbers dv1xxx, ze2xxx, as well as HP Compaq family notebooks with model number nx48xx, may be affected.