In cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Lenovo has announced that it is voluntarily recalling approximately 327,500 lithium-ion batteries worldwide (41,300 across the Americas).
The batteries were manufactured for use with ThinkPad notebook computers that shipped between October, 2010 and April, 2011 and include the following model numbers:
-Edge 11, Edge 13, Edge 14 Series
-T410, T420, T510, W510 Series
-X100e, X120e, X200, X201, X201s Series
These models may have shipped with one of the following part numbers (FRU P/N) affected by this recall:
42T4695, 42T4711, 42T4798, 42T4804, 42T4812, 42T4822, 42T4828, 42T4834, 42T4840, 42T4890
In the interest of public safety, Lenovo has said that it will offer customers free-of-charge replacement batteries for all recalls.
Customers can determine if they are using one of the recalled batteries by visiting www.lenovo.com/batteryprogram2014. Those that are, are advised to immediately turn off their system, remove the battery, and only power the ThinkPad by plugging in the AC adapter and power cord. Users should also contact Lenovo Services or an authorized Warranty Service Partner to schedule a service provider to replace the battery. A list of international support numbers is available at www.lenovo.com/thinkpad/wwphonelist.
“While Lenovo takes any safety issue very seriously, we expect that the majority of these batteries are no longer in use due to the age of the product,” said Biagio Settecase, account executive, Lenovo Canada, in a statement. “However, as a diligent and committed Partner, we do want to reach out to customers [and notify them about this recall program.]”
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