Lenovo Expands Recall Over Battery Dangers
PC makers Lenovo has announced an expansion of a laptop recall that began in 2014 – due to dangers related to issues of overheating.
Lenovo received four reports of incidents where battery packs overheated, damaging computers and property. In one incident, a consumer’s skin was “reddened,” and burn marks were reported on the consumer’s clothing.—http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/blog/techflash/2015/04/lenovo-battery-recall-thinkpad-notebook-laptops.html
April 21, 2015 — In cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Lenovo is expanding the recall announced March 27, 2014. Lenovo is voluntarily recalling affected lithium-ion batteries worldwide. These batteries were manufactured for use with ThinkPad notebook computers that shipped between February, 2010 and June, 2012. In the interest of public safety, Lenovo will offer customers free-of-charge replacement batteries for all recalled batteries.
Lenovo sold the batteries with new notebook computers or as optional or replacement batteries on the models listed below.
Edge 11, Edge 13, Edge 14, Edge 15, Edge 120, Edge 125, Edge 320, Edge 325, Edge 420, Edge 425, Edge 430, Edge 520, Edge 525, Edge 530
X200, X201, X200S, X201S, X220, X220T, X100E, X120E, X121E, X130E
T410, T420, T510, T520
L412, L420/421, L512, L520
T430 (China and Europe only)
X131E (Australia only)
Until a replacement battery arrives, you should turn off the system, remove the battery, and only power your ThinkPad by plugging in the AC adapter and power cord.—http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/hf004122