HP is extending its recall of mobile workstation and laptop batteries due to worries over “burn and fire hazards.” HP in fact declared the wider recall in January, but the Consumer Product Safety Commission did not post it on its platform until last week due to the government blackout.
Earlier in January 2018, HP called back 50,000 batteries (which followed a recollection of 101,000 batteries the year earlier). Since then, the firm had “got 8 new reports of battery packs in the US melting, overheating, or charring, comprising 2 reports of property damage and a report of small injury summing $1,100.” As such, it is extending 2018’s recall to almost 78,500 batteries.
The impacted devices were “exported in mobile workstations and notebook computers traded from December 2015 till April last year” and they were traded separately from December 2015 to December last year. HP has set up a website where you can verify whether your battery is comprised in the recollect.
On a related note, as 3D printing seems set to change the production segment all over the world, international PC and printing behemoth HP earlier declared that 3 big digital production companies have deployed its MJF (Multi Jet Fusion) 3D printing solutions. Production is a $12 Trillion market these days all over the world that 3D printing, or AM (Additive Manufacturing), is set to disturb in upcoming period to come.
“The digital modifications of the production industry is altering the game for the product developers, designers, and supply chain & manufacturing professionals and all over the world, generating massive chance for the 3D printing bionetwork,” claimed general manager at HP for Multi Jet Fusion, Ramon Pastor, to the media in an interview. Belgium-located ZiggZagg & Materialise and US-located Protolabs have started using MJF 3D printing solutions by HP for digital production.