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HP has asked owners of dozens of models of laptop to return the machines' batteries just in case said power packs go foom.

The recall follows a similar programme put in place a year ago and comes after HP "received 38 additional reports of batteries that overheated and ruptured resulting in 11 instances of minor personal injury and 31 instances of minor property damage" since then.

The recall affects some 54,000 machines, HP said.

The offending power packs were sold in laptops and as standalone units between August 2007 and July 2008 inclusive.

HP has a history of battery recalls going back to 2005, but it's by no means the only notebook maker hit by the need to gather in power packs. Acer, Apple, Dell, Fujitsu, Lenovo, Toshiba, Sony and many others have had to do so too over the past decade.

If you own an HP notebook, you can check whether it might be affected by the recall here. ®

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