Lenovo ThinkPad Batteries Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Your battery isn’t going to explode and kill you, but you should probably take Lenovo’s advice and replace it. On the list of things you don’t want to happen to something you put in your lap, “Burn into Fire” is pretty high up there – right behind “Explode” and “Become a Black Hole.

“Lenovo has officially begun a global recall of battery packs used in different versions of its laptops, citing fire risks. A total of approximately 34,500 battery packs are affected in the United States and approximately 2,900 battery packs are affected in Canada. While it’s unclear how many laptop batteries in total may be affected by the recall or what the price associated with the mentioned global recall will ultimately be, Chinese officials say around 117,000

batteries are affected in that country alone.The battery in question either ships with or is sold as a replacement part in the following ThinkPad laptop models: Edge 11, 13, and 14 series, T410, T420, T510, and W510 series, and X100e, X120e, X200, X201, and X201s series.If this happens to be the laptop you own, you’ll want to look at the laptop battery itself – specifically, the white sticker underneath the laptop battery barcode – and see if it contains one of the following part numbers (starting around the battery’s fourth ONE ONE LABEL) Digits or so): 42T4695, 42T4711, 42T4804, 42T4822, 42T4822, 42T4834, 42T4834, 42T4890. Termine if you want is of the one of that needs to be repLaced. If so, Lenovo’s follow-up suggestions are no joke:Lenovo advises: “

Consumers should immediately shut down their ThinkPad laptops, remove the battery pack, and contact Lenovo to replace the battery pack for free. Consumers can continue to use their ThinkPad laptops without theLenovo ThinkPad laptops battery pack by plugging in the AC adapter and power cord.” in its press release.On the bright side, your laptop won’t explode, catch fire, or anything like that. According to the company, there have been no reports of anyone being injured as a result of the related batteries. However, it has received reports of overheating batteries damaging computers, laptop batteries (apparently) and “nearby

property.”According to Lenovo, Lenovo replacement batteries for Lenovo laptops should be shipped within three working days of notification. The new free battery will also come with a 90-day limited warranty.

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