Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating HP over reports that batteries in their laptops, especially the HP 17z, HP 15-da0019ds, and Pavilion 15, often swell, sometimes within one year of purchase. A swollen battery can damage a laptop, substantially diminish its functionality, and cause it to fail to perform as advertised.
Battery swelling manifests as irregular bumps on the battery. The problem typically becomes apparent only once it begins to damage the laptop. Users have reported that they first discovered battery swelling after noticing a bulge in the keyboard or trackpad or that the plastic of the laptop enclosure had split apart. Early signs include, for example, difficult to press keys or that the laptop wobbles when placed on a flat surface.
Battery swelling also is a clear indicator of decreased battery performance and negatively impacts battery life. More importantly, swollen batteries are dangerous, as they pose a higher risk of catching fire or exploding. For this reason, experts warn that after discovering a swollen battery an owner should stop charging their laptop and replace the battery as soon as possible.
In not taking action to address and solve the issue of swelling batteries in these laptops, HP places the burden of their own manufacturing failures directly on HP Pavilion owners who have wasted time and resources searching for temporary solutions.
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