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Lenovo issues recall on over 35,000 laptop batteries

Lenovo announces another major battery recall covering the US and Canada with over 35,000 units affected

| Computer Systems News | Posted: Mar 28, 2014 3:35 pm

The last time we talked about Lenovo and a battery recall was back in 2009 when the notebook industry was in the midst of one of the biggest battery recalls ever. Lenovo has recently announced another battery recall that covers battery packs used in its notebook computers.

 

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Lenovo says that the battery packs can overheat and pose a fire risk. Lenovo reports that it has received two notifications of battery packs overheating and resulting in damage to the battery pack, notebook, and nearby property. No injuries have been reported so far.

 

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The recall covers 34,500 batteries in the US and an additional 2,900 batteries in Canada. Battery packs covered in the recall were sold separately and with the following notebooks: Edge 11, 13 and 14 series, the T410, T420, T510 and W510 series, and the X100e, X120e, X200, X201 and X201s.

 

Lenovo says that anyone using one of those machines with an affected battery pack needs to turn it off and remove the battery pack. Batteries covered in the recall will include serial numbers that have the following strings starting with the fourth digit: 42T4695, 42T4711, 42T4798, 42T4804, 42T4812, 42T4822, 42T4828, 42T4834, 42T4840 and 42T4890.

NEWS SOURCES:Cpsc.gov

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