HP Recalls Computer Batteries, Build-A-Bear Recalls Toy Beach Chairs

More <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">defective products are being recalled today. HP Notebook Computer Batteries have been recalled due to fire hazard, announced The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Also, both announced the CPSC and Health Canada (HC) have announced a recall of Build-A-Bear Toy Beach Chairs because of a laceration hazard.

HP Notebook Computer Batteries
Importer Hewlett-Packard Company of Palo Alto, California, recalled about 70,000 lithium-ion batteries used in Hewlett-Packard and Compaq notebook computers. The recalled lithium-ion batteries, which were manufactured in China, can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers. The firm and the CPSC are aware of two reports of batteries that overheated and ruptured, resulting in flames/fire that caused minor property damage. No injuries have been reported. The recalled lithium-ion rechargeable batteries are used with various HP and Compaq notebook computers and sold in computer and electronics stores nationwide, and on hp.com and hpshopping.com from August 2007 through March 2008 for between $500 and $3000; battery packs were sold separately for between $100 and $160. Models that can contain a recalled battery include:

HP Pavilion: dv2000, dv2500, dv2700, dv6000, dv6500, dv6700, dv9000, dv9500, dv9700
Compaq Presario: A900, C700, F700, V3000, V3500, V3700, V6000, V6500, V6700

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HP: G6000, G7000
HP Compaq: 6720s

The notebook model is located at the top of the service label on the bottom of the notebook. Batteries that can be subject to the recall will have one of the following bar code labels (^ in the code can be any letter or number): 62940^^AXV^^^^, 65033^^B7U^^^^, 65033^^B7V^^^^, 65033^^BGU^^^^, 65035^^B7U^^^^, 65035^^B7V^^^^, 65035^^BGU^^^^, 65035^^BGV^^^^, 67059^^V8U^^^^, 67059^^V8V^^^^

The CPSC and HC are advising consumers to immediately remove the recalled battery from the notebook computer and contact HP to determine if the battery is included in the recall and to request a free replacement battery. After removing the recalled battery from the notebook computer, consumers may use the AC adapter to power the computer until a replacement battery arrives. Consumers should only use batteries obtained from HP or an authorized reseller. The HP Battery Replacement Program can be reached at http://www.hp.com/support/BatteryReplacement or toll-free at 1-800-889-2031 between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

Build-A-Bear Workshop Folding Toy Beach Chairs
Build-A-Bear Workshop®, of St. Louis, Missouri has recalled about 260,000 Folding Toy Beach Chairs for Stuffed Animals in the United States and 9,700 in Canada. The Toy Chair legs can bruise, pinch, or cut fingers if caught while folding; eight injuries have been reported. This recall involves a wood frame, canvas seat, toy beach chair for stuffed animals; some styles include an attached pillow. The Toy Chairs are blue (style #’s 002281, 004463, 009907, 011565, 102281, 109907, 111565), red (style #’s 007391, 011566, 107391, 111566), fuchsia/white stripe (style #’s 013226, 113226), and orange/white stripe (style #’s 013227, 113227). The recalled Build-A-Bear Folding Toy Beach Chairs were manufactured in China and sold by Build-A-Bear Workshop stores nationwide and online at www.buildabear.com from March 2001 through October 2008 for about $8 in the U.S. and from March 2003 through October 2008 for about $10 in Canada.

The CPSC and HC are advising consumers to return the recalled Beach Chair to any Build-A-Bear Workshop store to receive an $8 USD/$10 CDN store coupon. If it is not possible to return the Toy Chair to a store, the company can be contacted for alternate instructions on receiving a refund. The Build-A-Bear Workshop can be reached toll-free at 1-866-236-5683 Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. CT, Saturday 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. CT, or at the company’s Website at www.buildabear.com

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