Hewlett-Packard (HP) has recalled approximately 70,000 laptop lithium-ion batteries, because they may pose a fire hazard. (We’ve seen similar recalls by other manuifacturers in the past.) The recall applies to both HP and Compaq branded laptops. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has a press release detailing the models involved in the recall, and including information on how to identify them. HP’s page summarizing the recall program is here.