Packard Bell recalls laptop batteries over fire fears

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Packard Bell has recalled batteries in some EasyNote laptops, after they were found to overheat and were at risk of catching fire.

Packard Bell said the defective batteries are in the EasyNote MX36, MX37, MX51 and MX52 manufactured between July and December of 2007.

Those notebooks were mostly sold across Europe, with none sold in the US.

"The battery cells contained in the affected units may experience internal short circuits which can potentially cause the cells to overheating and/or catch fire," Packard Bell said in a statement. "There is no risk of electrocution to the user. There have been no reports of injuries."

Anyone affected should head to Packard Bell's website for more information, or call their hotline on 0871 467 0008.

The company advised anyone with those notebooks to remove the battery and run it via the power cord in the meantime.

HP and Lenovo have also recently had to recall overheating batteries.