Lenovo Recalls ThinkPad Batteries Worldwide Due to Fire Hazard
Do you own and use a Lenovo ThinkPad laptop? Well, this news is for you. Take this as a warning because Lenovo itself has revealed that its battery could be a fire hazard. But don’t exaggerate about it. The laptop would not instantly burst into flames or explode. But the batteries could overheat and incur damages not just to the PC but also to nearby properties.
Thus, the Chinese PC maker is doing the drastic move. The company has formally announced that it is recalling affected batteries worldwide. It has of course cited a fire hazard risk for this action. The battery packs are featured in several versions of its popular laptops.
It is estimated that about 34,500 battery packs could be affected in the US alone. In Canada, the number is estimated at 2,900. Back home in China, the affected batteries could be about 117,000 in total. There is no available estimate in other parts of the globe.
The batteries that are being recalled could come or could be sold as replacement accessories for ThinkPad laptops. Please take note of these designations: the T410, T420, T510, W510, the Edge 11, 13, and 14 series, the X100e, X120e, X200, X201, and X201s series.
If your laptop model is any of those, try another measure. Look at the battery of the unit. Particularly, close in on the white sticker that is placed below the bar code of the batter. See if it had any of the following numbers: 42T4695, 42T4711, 42T4798, 42T4804, 42T4812, 42T4822, 42T4828, 42T4834, 42T4840, or 42T4890.
Lenovo said its website could also help determine if a user’s battery for laptop is affected. If your battery is up for recall, immediately go to the nearest Lenovo center to you or call the nearest office to your address.
Lenovo commits to replace the battery immediately. For shipping, it allows three days to deliver the replacement battery. Moreover, the replacement is for free. The new battery even comes with a 90-day warranty. Lenovo encourages all its customers to immediately check their batteries for their overalls safety.