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Do you own this type of laptop? The battery pack may overheat

Thursday, March 27, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff
NEWS RELEASE
 
US CUSTOMER PRODUCT 
SAFETY COMMISSION
 
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Lenovo Recalls Battery Packs for ThinkPad Notebook Computers Due to Fire Hazard
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed.
 
It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
 
Recall Summary
 
Name of Product: ThinkPad notebook computer battery packs
 
Hazard: The battery packs can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
 
Remedy: Replace
 
Consumer Contact: Lenovo at (800) 426-7378 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.lenovo.com  and select Support at the top of the page, then click on the link to the recall page in the News and Alerts section at the bottom right of the page for more information.
 
Recall Details
 
Units: About 34,500 in the United States and 2,900 in Canada
 
Description: 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.
 
Incidents/Injuries: Lenovo has received two reports of the battery packs overheating, resulting in damage to the computer, battery pack and nearby property.  No injuries have been reported.
 
Remedy: Consumers should immediately turn off their ThinkPad notebook computer, remove the battery pack and contact Lenovo for a free replacement battery pack. 
 
Consumers can continue to use their ThinkPad notebook without the battery pack by plugging in the AC adapter and power cord.
 
Sold at: Computer and electronics stores, authorized dealers and online at www.lenovo.com  nationwide from October 2010 through April 2011 for between $350 and $3,000 when sold as part of ThinkPad notebook computers.
 
The battery packs were also sold separately for between $80 and $150.
 
Importer: Lenovo Inc., of Morrisville, N.C.
 
Manufactured in: China
 
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right wing 3/27/2014 7:22:32 PM Report

Manufactured in: China

Says it all.
iamtc 3/27/2014 8:07:59 PM Report

The Chinese are trying to burn down north America
Sam C 3/27/2014 8:44:40 PM Report

right wing... let me know when you find a battery manufacturer in North America.
TGB 3/27/2014 10:50:17 PM Report

The stickers that say "Made in America" are made in China... :0
nanci 3/27/2014 11:07:05 PM Report

My instructions and warnings are all written in French. Must be made in Canada. Guessin that means Im OK!
Ms. Mc 3/28/2014 7:39:31 AM Report

MADE IN CHINA=GARBAGE
AlwaysAWinner 3/28/2014 2:27:36 PM Report

nanci no you're not

a french manual doesn't mean it was made in canada. thats ridiculous.
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