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Lenovo Recalls 36,000 Battery Packs for ThinkPad Notebook Computers Due to Fire Hazard

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Washington, DC: Lenovo is recalling about 34,000 ThinkPad Notebook Computers in the US and a further 2,900 in Canada following reports of the battery packs can overheat, posing a fire hazard. Lenovo has received two reports of the battery packs overheating, resulting in damage to the computer, battery pack and nearby property.

This recall involves Lenovo battery packs sold with the following ThinkPad notebook computers: the Edge 11, 13 and 14 series, the T410, T420, T510 and W510 series, and the X100e, X120e, X200, X201 and X201s series. The battery packs were also sold separately. The black battery packs measure between 8 to 11 inches long, 1 to 3 inches wide and about 1 inch high. Recalled battery packs have one of the following part numbers starting with the fourth digit in a long series of numbers and letters printed on a white sticker below the bar code on the battery pack: 42T4695, 42T4711, 42T4798, 42T4804, 42T4812, 42T4822, 42T4828, 42T4834, 42T4840 and 42T4890.

The recalled computers were sold at computer and electronics stores, authorized dealers and online at www.lenovo.com nationwide from October 2010 through April 2011 for between $350 and $3,000 when sold as part of ThinkPad notebook computers. The battery packs were also sold separately for between $80 and $150.



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