May 31, 2011 / 6:00 AM / 7 years ago

HP expands recall of laptop batteries

(Reuters) - Hewlett-Packard Co is expanding a voluntary recall of notebook computer batteries due to risk of fire from overheating, the company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Friday.

<p>A logo of HP is seen outside Hewlett-Packard Belgian headquarters in Diegem, near Brussels, January 12, 2010. REUTERS/Thierry Roge</p>

The commission said that since an initial recall in May 2010 and 2009, HP has received additional reports of overheated and ruptured lithium-ion batteries, leading it to expand its recall to include more models.

The recall relates to 162,600 additional batteries, manufactured in China and imported by Hewlett-Packard.

Reporting by Rachel Chitra in Bangalore; Editing by Erica Billingham

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