Overheating: HP recalls laptop batteries

07:05 PM | 5 Jan, 2018
Overheating: HP recalls laptop batteries
CALIFORNIA - Hewlett-Packard (HP) has issued a battery recall notice for a number of its laptops and mobile workstations sold over the last two years due to concerns that the battery inside these machines could be dangerous and a fire hazard.

The company said in a statement, "These batteries have the potential to overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to customers, For this reason, it is extremely important to check whether your battery is affected."

A worldwide voluntary  recall has been issued for the affected devices, which were shipped between December 2015 and December 2017.

It includes batteries sold as accessories or used as replacements through HP or an authorized HP service provider.

Customers can use HP’s Validation Utility software to find out if their battery has been recalled.

While this new issue affects around 50,000 batteries in the US alone, HP recalled 101,000 lithium-ion batteries due to fire and burn hazards in January last year. This was on top of the 40,000 it recalled in June 2016.

The recall affects batteries sold with, or as accessories for, the following models

  • HP Probook 640 G2

  • HP ProBook 640 G3

  • HP ProBook 645 G2

  • HP ProBook 645 G3

  • HP ProBook 650 G2

  • HP ProBook 650 G3

  • HP ProBook 655 G2

  • HP ProBook 655 G3

  • HP ZBook 17 G3

  • HP ZBook 17 G4

  • HP ZBook Studio G3

  • HP x360 310 G2

  • HP Pavilion x360

  • HP ENVY m6

  • HP 11 Notebook PC

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 23 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 23, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.25 for buying and 280.25 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 23 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.25 280.25
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.52 748.52
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.91
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.3 912.3
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.39 59.99
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.11 172.11
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.46 731.46
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 26.02 26.32
Swiss Franc CHF 305.97 308.47
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82


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