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Lenovo recalls 200,000 battery packs

Posted: 06 Mar 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Lenovo? battery? battery recall? 9-cell battery packs? notebook?

Lenovo, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, announced the voluntary recall of approximately 205,000 extended-life, 9-cell battery packs. The company said it will also offer customers free-of-charge replacements for all recalled battery packs.

The company 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. It advises customers to determine if they are using one of the recalled battery packs.

Lenovo sold the battery packs with new notebook computers or as optional or replacement battery packs on the R60 and R60e series, T60 and T60p series, and Z60m, Z61e, Z61m, Z61p series.

The said models may have shipped with either regular or extended-life, 9-cell battery packs. According to the company, only some of the larger, extended-life, 9-cell battery packs with the part number FRU P/N 92P1131 are being recalled.

Last year, major laptop makers, including Fujitsu, Dell, Apple, Toshiba and IBM, recalled Sony-made Li-ion batteries. In October 2006, Lenovo recalled the R60, R60e and T60 series of Li-ion battery packs that were sold either separately as accessories or with ThinkPad notebook computers.

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