Lenovo announces another major battery recall due to fire risk
Lenovo had to institute a major batteryrecall 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.
When it comes to Apple's future, there are two products people focus on — the iPad and the iPhone. Combined, those products generate ~70% of Apple's sales, and they are leading the company into a "post-PC" world of mobile computing. So, when people see Android taking share in the smartphone and tablet markets, they get worried about Apple's future. After all, if people are buying Android gadgets, then the ... Source: Business Insider
Full article at: Business Insider
5 days ago, 5:50am CDT
Shane McGlaun Leading our review center, Shane McGlaun (Google) knows technology inside out. His
extensive experience in testing computer hardware and consumer
electronics enable him to effectively qualify new products and trends. If you want us review your product, please contact Shane.
Shane can be contacted directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The “geek mind” is concerned with more than just the latest iPhone rumors, or which company will win the gaming console wars. I4U is concerned with more than just the latest photo shoot or other celebrity gossip.
The “geek mind” is concerned with life, in all its different forms and facets. The geek mind wants to know about societal and financial issues, both abroad and at home. If a Fortune 500 decides to raise their minimum wage, or any high priority news, the geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants to know the top teams in the National Football League, or who’s likely to win the NBA Finals this coming year. The geek mind wants to know who the hottest new models are, or whether the newest blockbuster movie is worth seeing. The geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants—needs—knowledge.