Lenovo Recalls Battery Packs Due To Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Lenovo recalled battery packs for ThinkPad Notebook Computers due to a fire hazard Thursday.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says the battery packs can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

The recall impacts about 34,500 units that were sold nationwide from October 2010 to April 2011.

The company says the recall involves battery packs sold with the following computers: the Edge 11, 13, and 14 series, the T410, T420, T510, and W510 series, and the X100e, X120e, X200, X201, and X201s series.

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 are advised to immediately turn off their ThinkPad notebook computer, remove the battery pack, and contact Lenovo at (800) 426-7378 or online for a free replacement pack.


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