Man’s HP Laptop Battery Catches on Fire in Canada


March 02, 2019

CANADA – According to a news story posted online at cbc.ca, a man’s HP laptop battery caught on fire in Canada. The man says if his sister had not put out the fire in time, the laptop might have caused a large enough fire to destroy his home.* 

The man says he bought his HP Stream 14 laptop about a year ago in February 2018. He bought the laptop at Best Buy and hadn’t had any issues with it until recently, when he came home to discover that the battery in the laptop had caught on fire while he was gone.

“I came home, and I smelled smoke,” the man told reporters with CBC. “My sister tells me the laptop has exploded. The battery has melted through the computer and almost caught the house on fire.” 

It appears that the man had been charging his laptop on a bed, and if his sister had not acted in time, the fire from the battery might have spread onto the bed and throughout the bedroom. Photos submitted by the man to the news site show that the back of the laptop where the battery was housed is completely burned out, and the back and front of the laptop are warped from the heat.

HP has initiated a recall on some of its devices due to battery issues. The recall program was expanded in January and includes about 20 devices with batteries that can overheat and catch on fire. However, the HP 14 Stream that the man owned is not one of the devices on the recall list. 

The man says he has contacted HP about the incident, and the company asked him to ship in his laptop for investigation. He says he is worried that the laptop is not part of the recall because this means other owners could be unknowingly at risk. 

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Source:https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/hp-stream-14-laptop-burning-recall-1.5033023

Category: Personal Injury

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