Lenovo announces battery recall

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We’ve not had a battery recall for a while, but don’t despair – they’re back. This time it’s Lenovo, which as announced the “voluntary recall of approximately 205,000 extended-life, 9-cell battery packs”, with free replacements offered for all.

Lenovo has confirmed that notebook computers containing the recalled battery packs may overheat, posing a potential safety hazard to users if the battery pack experiences a strong external impact. The battery packs were sold with its R60 and R60e Series, T60 and T60p Series and Z60m, Z61e, Z61m, and Z61p Series.

Only some of the larger, extended-life, 9-cell battery packs with the part number FRU P/N 92P1131 are being recalled. Anyone with a battery pack affected by this recall can continue to use their computer by turning off the system, removing the battery, and powering the ThinkPad by plugging in the AC adapter and power cord.

More information on the recall

Dave Walker