Lenovo ThinkPad Battery Packs Recalled – Fire Hazard
Details of the Battery Pack Recall
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the battery packs can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers. The CPSC recommends consumers immediately turn off their ThinkPad, remove the battery and contact Lenovo for a free replacement. ThinkPad notebooks can still be used by consumers by plugging in the AC adapter and power cord.
There have been two reports of the battery packs overheating causing damage to property. No injuries have been reported.
Description of the Recalled Battery Packs
- Battery packs were sold with the following ThinkPad notebook computers:
- Edge 11, 13 and 14 series
- T410, T420, T510 and W510 series
- X100e, X120e, X200, X201 and X201s series
- Battery packs were also sold separately.
- The battery packs measure between 8 and 11 inches long, 1 to 3 inches wide and approximately 1 inch high.
- Recalled packs contain one of the following part numbers starting with the fourth digit in a series of numbers and letters printed on a white sticker below the pack’s bar code:
- When sold with a notebook computer, the battery packs cost between $350 and $3000.
- When sold separately, the battery packs cost between $80 and $150.
- The battery packs were sold at computer and electronics stores, authorized dealers and online at www.lenovo.com nationwide between October 2010 and April 2011.