HP recalling Lithium-Ion batteries

May 24, 2010 3:17:48 AM PDT
They are used to power our laptop computers and keep them running while we're on the go. But Hewlett-Packard is recalling 54,000 of the lithium-ion batteries used in HP and Compaq computers because of problems the batteries have had. The company says there have been reports of injuries from the batteries overheating and rupturing. The recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and expands an earlier recall of 70,000 of the same type of batteries.

HP says the computers at issue were sold in stores and online from August, 2007 through July, 2008. The battery packs were also sold separately.