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Lenovo announces another major battery recall due to fire risk

Recall covers over 35,000 batteries in the US and Canada

Mar 28 2014, 11:01am CDT | by

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Lenovo announces another major battery recall due to fire risk

Lenovo had to institute a major battery recall several years ago when so many other notebook makers were doing the same thing. There was a rash of contaminated batteries that were catching fire at the time. We thought that battery burning action was behind us, but it appears that it might not be after all.

Lenovo has announced another major battery recall. This time the battery recall is for specific ThinkPad notebooks and it covers over 35,000 units in the US and Canada. The specific numbers are 34,500 units in the US and another 2900 units in Canada.

The recall covers these specific notebook models: the Edge 11, 13 and 14 series, the T410, T420, T510 and W510 series, and the X100e, X120e, X200, X201 and X201s. the battery packs that are in the recall all have specific digits in their serial numbers. Starting with the fourth digit, the affected batteries have one of the following alphanumeric sequences: 42T4695, 42T4711, 42T4798, 42T4804, 42T4812, 42T4822, 42T4828, 42T4834, 42T4840 and 42T4890.

Lenovo notes that it has received two reports of the battery packs overheating. The overheating resulted in damage to the computer, battery pack, and nearby property. Lenovo says that no injuries have been noted. Lenovo wants people to turn of the affected notebooks and remove the battery pack, the battery will be replaced free of charge. I wonder how long it's going to be before we can trust that batteries in our notebooks won't randomly catch fire.

 

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