Lenovo Recalls ThinkPad Batteries Globally Due to Fire Hazard.
Lenovo, has recently cited a fire hazard risk on their battery’s and has officially started a worldwide recall for a large number of battery packs features in various version of their laptops. The total amount is approximately around 34.500 battery packs have been affected in the United States, and over 2,9000 in Canada. While its currently clear just how many batteries have been affected due to this recall. or what the set price for the batteries will be affected by this mass recall. Chinese officials have stated that approximately 117,000 batteries have affected its country alone.
The batteries had either been sold separately as replacements or had been sold along with the ThinkPad laptops of the following listed hardware: The Edge 11,13 and 14 series. the T410, T420, T510 and W510 series, and the X100e, X120e, X200e, X201 and finally the X201s series.
If these are any of your listed laptops that you currently own, caution should be taken and looked at the battery itself, particularly the white stick below the battery’s bar code and see if it contains any of this following number parts: 42T4695, 42T4711, 42T4798, 42T4804, 42T4812, 42T4822, 42T4828, 42T4834, 42T4840, or 42T4890.
Lenovo’s website can also be used to automatically determine if the battery currently in place of the laptop is one of the many parts that need to be replaced. If so, Lenovo is not joking around about the current advice:
“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,” advises Lenovo in its press release.
On the positive side, the laptop currently owned by users, will not explode, or combust into flames, or anything too hazardous. The company has went on to say, that they have not received any reports recently about anybody being seriously injured by the malfunctioning batteries. They have received reports of overheating battery issues that have caused damaged to that hardware of the computers. both battery and any nearby property.
Lenovo has gone on to say, that the replacement batteries will be shipping within three business days once the company has been notified. The new, free battery will also come along with a 90-day limited warranty.