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Urgent Battery Safety Recall & Replacement Programme
Toshiba Europe GmbH has announced a voluntary replacement programme with respect to certain battery packs on selected Toshiba notebooks shipped between June 2011 and December 2015. Potentially affected battery packs were sold with new notebooks, as accessories or used as replacement batteries in the course of repair. Any potentially affected battery packs might overheat and could pose a potential burn or fire hazard risk. As a result Toshiba will be offering a free replacement for all potentially affected battery packs. This is a worldwide issue affecting notebook batteries regardless of where they were purchased.
Urgent Battery Safety Recall & Replacement Program
On the 14th June 2016 HP initiated a battery safety recall and replacement for cetain notebook computer batteries as they have the potential to overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard. The affected batteries were shipped with specific HP or Compaq Notebooks between 2013 and 2015 and may also have been supplied as purchased accessories or warranty replacements. This is a worldwide issue affecting notebook batteries regardless of where they were purchased.
Microsoft AC power cord recall for Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2 and certain Surface Pro 3 devices
As of 22nd January 2016, Microsoft has issued a voluntary recall notice on a number of AC power cords relating to certain Microsoft Surface devices following concerns that they can overheat if they are sharply and repeatedly bent, or wound too tightly, over an extended period of time.