New warnings were issued this week after health and safety risks were identified in a number of laptops sold by HP.
The computer manufacturer has issued a recall for some of its popular laptops after it found certain batches of them could catch fire.
So those who got a new computer for Christmas will want to be aware of this.
HP is recalling the Probook 64x (G2 and G3), ProBook 65x (G2 and G3), HP x360 310 G2, ENVY m6, Pavilion x360, 11 notebook computers and the ZBook (17 G3, 17 G4, and Studio G3) mobile workstation batteries.
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It comes as the batteries are all at risk of overheating - posing a fire and burn hazard to users.
Unfortunately it looks like many shoppers will be affected by this as the laptops went on sale in December 2015 with the products still on sale up until last month.
A spokesperson for HP said: Many of these batteries are internal to the system which means they are not customer replaceable.
“HP is providing battery replacement services by an authorised technician at no cost."
HP is also providing a BIOS update that places the battery in Battery Safety Mode so that the notebook or workstation can be safely used without the battery by connecting to an HP power adaptor.
“Batteries affected by this recall should immediately be put into Battery Safety Mode.”
If you have one of the affected laptops or batteries, put it into battery safe mode and take it to your nearest store where it will be fixed for free.
The Croydon shops which stock HP products are the branches of Currys PC World on Purley Way and in the Whitgift Centre.