HP Fined For Failing To Warn Of Defective Battery Dangers

Law360, New York (January 23, 2012, 10:32 PM EST) -- Hewlett-Packard Co. will pay a $425,000 civil penalty to settle the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's allegations that the company knowingly failed to immediately report that its lithium-ion battery packs were defective and could cause serious injury or death, the agency announced Monday.

In settling the claims, HP denied the CPSC's allegations that the battery packs could create unreasonable risk of injury or death or that it violated the reporting requirements of the Consumer Product Safety Act.

“HP takes all customer concerns, potential safety issues and...
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