Lenovo Recalls Notebook Batteries After Burn Incident
Lenovo said it is aware of four incidents of the batteries overheating, including one that scorched a user's clothing.
Those who have the recalled battery packs are urged to remove them from the notebook computers and get a free replacement from Lenovo. The computers can be used while plugged in without the battery packs.
Notebooks with the recalled batteries were sold between February 2010 and June 2012 for $350 to $3,000. Battery packs were also sold separately for $80 to $150.
Multiple Models Recalled
These ThinkPad notebooks have the recalled battery packs: the Edge 11, 13, 14, 15, 120, 125, 320, 325, 420, 425, 430, 520, 525 and 530 series; the L412, L420/421, L512 and L520 series; the T410, T420, T510 and T520 series; the W510 and W520 series; and the X100e, X120e, X121e, X130e, X200, X200s, X201, X201s, X220 and X220t series.
Battery packs sold separately have the following part numbers: 42T4695, 42T4711, 42T4740, 42T4798, 42T4804, 42T4812, 42T4816, 42T4822, 42T4826, 42T4828, 42T4834, 42T4840, 42T4862, 42T4868, 42T4874, 42T4880, 42T4890, 42T4944, 42T4948, 42T4954, 42T4958, 45N1022 and 45N1050. The numbers can be found beginning with the fourth digit in a long series of numbers and letters on a white sticker below the bar code.
Those with questions can call Lenovo at 800-426-7378 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or visit the company's recall site.