Lenovo ThinkPad Notebook Battery Recall [US & Canada]


Canada CFIA RecallUS FDA RecallUS/Washington & Canada/Ottawa: Lenovo recalls some ThinkPad Notebook Computer Battery Packs due to fire hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/vmNk9; HCSC: http://ht.ly/vmNsK3312 - LenovoThinkPadNotebookComputerBattery

Direct US link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Lenovo-Recalls-Battery-Packs-for-ThinkPad-Notebook-Computers/

Direct Canada link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2014/38643r-eng.php

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves some Lenovo Battery Packs sold with the following ThinkPad notebook computers: the Edge 11, 13 and 14 series, the T410, T420, T510 and W510 series, and the X100e, X120e, X200, X201 and X201s series.

The battery packs were also sold separately. The black battery packs measure between 8 to 11 inches long, 1 to 3 inches wide and about 1 inch high. Recalled battery packs have one of the following part numbers starting with the fourth digit in a long series of numbers and letters printed on a white sticker below the bar code on the battery pack: 42T4695, 42T4711, 42T4798, 42T4804, 42T4812, 42T4822, 42T4828, 42T4834, 42T4840 and 42T4890.

According to the CPSC, the Battery Packs can overheat, posing a fire hazard. Lenovo has received two reports of the Battery Packs overheating, resulting in damage to the Computer, Battery Pack and nearby property. No injuries have been reported. Consumers should immediately turn off their ThinkPad Notebook Computer, remove the Battery Pack and contact Lenovo for a free replacement Battery Pack. Owners can continue to use their ThinkPad Notebook Computer without the Battery Pack by plugging in the AC adapter and power cord.

Please note: this is a joint recall from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) and Health Canada (“HCSC”).

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CPSC recall number: 14-142
HCSC ID number: RA-38643
Recalls Direct RIN: 3312-2014
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