Lenovo recalls ThinkPad batteries due to fire hazard

The following notice has been issued be the manufacturer:

Update – 23/04/2015:

Lenovo is voluntarily recalling affected lithium-ion batteries worldwide. These batteries were manufactured for use with ThinkPad notebook computers that shipped between February, 2010 and June, 2012. In the interest of public safety, Lenovo will offer customers free-of-charge replacement batteries for all recalled batteries.

Lenovo sold the batteries with new notebook computers or as optional or replacement batteries on the models listed below.
  • Edge 11, Edge 13, Edge 14, Edge 15, Edge 120, Edge 125, Edge 320, Edge 325, Edge 420, Edge 425, Edge 430, Edge 520, Edge 525, Edge 530
  • X200, X201, X200S, X201S, X220, X220T, X100E, X120E, X121E, X130E
  • T410, T420, T510, T520, T430
  • W510, W520
  • L412, L420/421, L512, L520

To determine whether your battery is affected, please see the Lenovo recall webpage, which also contains further information and FAQs:

http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/hf004122

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.

Lenovo apologizes for the inconvenience caused by this issue. Shipment of quality products always has been and continues to be the foremost concern.

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March 2014:

On March 27, 2014, Lenovo voluntarily recalled certain lithium-ion batteries. These batteries were manufactured for use with ThinkPad notebook computers that shipped worldwide between October 2010 and April 2011. Lenovo is offering replacement batteries free of charge regardless of warranty status.

View March 27, 2014 battery recall FAQs.

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.

Go to www.lenovo.com/batteryprogram2014 to determine if your battery is affected by the recall.

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