Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) has recalled notebook computer batteries after it was found they tend to overheat and pose a fire hazard.

The affected battery packs were distributed worldwide in a few notebook computers manufactured between August 2007 and May 2008, HP said in a statement Wednesday.

“HP fully stands behind the products it makes and has taken a proactive approach to this situation to ensure the safety of our customers and the integrity and quality of our products,” Xinhua reported quoting the company statement.

Customers with affected products will receive a replacement battery pack for each verified, recalled battery pack at no cost, the statement said.