Nigerias Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has advised consumers with faulty HP notebook computers and mobile workstation batteries to contact their nearest dealer for a redress.
Mr Babatunde Irukera, CPCs Director-General gave the advice in a statement in Abuja.
Irukera urged HP dealers in Nigeria who stocked or sold the products to notify their customers of the significant safety threat and make replacements available.
He recalled that HP Inc. recently announced an expansion of its ongoing worldwide safety recall and replacement programme for certain notebook computers and mobile workstation batteries.
According to him, the recall covers lithium-ion batteries compatible with HP products HP11, HP ENVY m6, HP Pavilion x360 and HP ZBook (17 G3, 17 G4 et Studio G3).
He said it covered HP x360 310 G2, HP ProBook 64x (G2 et G3), HP ProBook 65x (G2 et G3) and HP ZBook Studio G4 products.
According to Irukera, products with battery bar codes beginning with 6GAVV, 6EZPC, 6FDWN, 6EZZE, 6EZZF, 6EVXH, 6ETGL, 6FSRV, 6FWBF, 6FWBH are also covered.
The director-general said it was possible that some of the affected products were already present in the country or would be present in the near future.
He said the Council would provide relevant updates, warning, or further advisories, where applicable in the recall.
Irukera said that the CPCs advice was pursuant to Sections 2(b) and 2(c) of the Consumer Protection Council Act (CPCA).