Lenovo Power Cord Recall Issued Following Reports of Overheating, Melting
Almost 550,000 Lenova laptop power cords have been recalled, due to a risl that they may overheat, spark and cause fire or burn injuries.
The Lenovo power cord recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on December 9, following 15 reports outside of the U.S. that the cords overheated, sparked and/or melted and burned the surface where they were placed. To date, no burn injuries have been recorded.
The recall includes Lenovo’s LS-15 AC power cords sold with IdeaPad brand B-, G-, S-, U-, V- and Z-series laptop computers and Lenovo brand B-, G- and V-series laptop computers. The recalled power cords are black and have the “LS-15” model number marked on the AC adapter end and have a label attached containing the manufacturer date code of production. The production codes are formatted in year (YY) month (MM) order.
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Lenovo believes that roughly 500,000 power cords have been distributed throughout the U.S. and 44,000 throughout Canada.
The affected power cords were manufactured in China under Lenovo Inc., of Morrisville, North Carolina. They were sold with laptop computers at computer and electronics stores, authorized dealers worldwide and online at www.lenovo.com from February 2011 through June 2012 for between $350 and $1,500.
The CPSC recommends that customers with recalled power cords stop using them immediately and unplug them from their computer and wall outlets and contact Lenovo at 800-426-7378 or visit them online at www.lenovo.com to receive a free replacement cord. Lenovo has advised customers may continue to use their computers on the existing battery life until provided with a replacement cord.
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