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Potential Fire Hazard Leads to Recall on Lenovo ThinkPad Batteries - Disgruntled Tech

Potential Fire Hazard Leads to Recall on Lenovo ThinkPad Batteries

| On 31, Mar 2014

The last thing you want is for a fire to start from your laptop, which is why Lenovo recently recalled about 37,000 batteries on some of their ThinkPad laptops throughout the United States and Canada.

Luckily, though, the models affected are models sold between October 2013 and April 2011. As of yesterday, none of the later models have been affected.

In an official statememnt released by the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission), Lenovo stated, “This recall involves Lenovo battery packs sold with the following ThinkPad notebook computers: the Edge 11, 13 and 14 series, the T410, T420, T510 and W510 series, and the X100e, X120e, X200, X201 and X201s series. The battery packs were also sold separately. The black battery packs measure between 8 to 11 inches long, 1 to 3 inches wide and about 1 inch high. Recalled battery packs have one of the following part numbers starting with the fourth digit in a long series of numbers and letters printed on a white sticker below the bar code on the battery pack: 42T4695, 42T4711, 42T4798, 42T4804, 42T4812, 42T4822, 42T4828, 42T4834, 42T4840 and 42T4890.”

Lenovo is offering a free replacement to consumers who own one of the affected models. If you currently own one of these models, it is recommended that you remove your battery immediately and contact Lenovo for a free replacement.

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