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Description: Notebook Computer Battery Packs by Compaq Recalled NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 27, 2000 Release # 01-022 Compaq Recall Hotline: (800) 889-7613 CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: Ken Giles, (301) 504-7052 Company Media Contact: Mike Hockey, (281) 927-9379 CPSC, Compaq Announce Recall of Notebook Computer Battery Packs WASHINGTON, D.C.- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Compaq Computer Corp., of Houston, Texas, is voluntarily recalling for replacement about 55,000 battery packs used with Compaq's Armada notebook computers. These battery packs can short circuit, causing them to overheat, release smoke and possibly catch fire. Compaq has received one report of a battery pack overheating, and damaging the notebook computer. No injuries were reported. The recalled battery packs were sold with Compaq's Armada E500 and V300 notebook computers. Writing on the batteries include "Compaq" and "Assembled in Taiwan." The battery pack can be identified by a date code and serial number on the white label to the right of the battery connector. Date code TCGK with a serial number from 00001 to 10500, 20001 to 21800, and 40001 to 83100, or Date code TCHK with a serial number from 40001 to 44700 Compaq dealers sold these battery packs worldwide with notebook computers and separately from June 2000 through July 2000. The notebook computers sold for between $1,800 and $3,800, and the individual batteries sold for about $165. Consumers should immediately stop using these battery packs and contact Compaq to learn how to discharge them and return them. Consumers with the recalled batteries will receive two free battery packs for each recalled battery pack they return. For more information, call Compaq at (800) 889-7613 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or go to the firm's battery recall website at http://www5.compaq.com/newsroom/pr/2000/pr2000102701.html. [Source]

Recall Information

Country of OriginTaiwan
Recall Date10/27/2000
Recall ID218
Recall Number01022
Product TypeAdapter/Power Supply/Charger/Battery
HazardFire & Fire-Related Burn
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