Lenovo recalls battery packs due to overheating

Lenovo Inc. is recalling thousands of its ThinkPad notebook computer battery packs after receiving reports of overheating, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) reported on Tuesday, April 21.

Approximately 148,800 battery packs are covered by the recall, which were sold either separately or with certain ThinkPad notebook computers from February 2010 to June 2012. The company learned about the issue after receiving four reports of overheating, causing damage to surrounding properties. One consumer has also been reported to suffer from reddened skin. As such, these batteries pose a fire hazard.

The CSPC released a detailed list of ThinkPad notebook computers and battery part numbers affected by the recall.

Consumers are asked to contact the company for a free product replacement.

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