Lenovo Recalls Certain ThinkPad Batteries Due to Fire Hazard

If you are using one of the listed Lenovo ThinkPad batteries, watch out!

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All laptops heat up during use, but if you are using one of Lenovo’s recalled batteries you may notice a bit more than normal heat. The company is recalling certain ThinkPad series batteries that shipped worldwide between October 2010 and April 2011 due to extreme overheating and a possible fire hazard. This overheating can also cause damage to expensive internal components.

This recall is expected to effect about 34,500 in the United States and 2,900 in Canada, and they have also recalled 117,732 units in China. Lenovo has created a webpage letting consumers know about the recall and how to find out if you’re affected. Lenovo is offering a free replacement when you make a claim and send your battery in, so there is no need to keep using the hazardous batteries.

Lenovo ThinkPad Battery Recall

Lenovo ThinkPad Battery Recall

Lenovo sold the batteries with new notebook computers or as optional or replacement batteries on the models listed below.

  • ThinkPad T410, T420, T510, W510, X100E, X120E, X200, X201, X201s Series
  • Edge 11, Edge 13, and Edge 14 Series
  • Option P/Ns 43R9255, 51J0500, 57Y4186, 57Y4564, 57Y4565, 57Y4625, 57Y4559, 43R9254, 0A36277

These models may have shipped with 3-cell, 4-cell, 6-cell or 9-cell batteries.

Until a replacement battery arrives, you should turn off the system, remove the battery, and only power your ThinkPad by plugging in the AC adapter and power cord.

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