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Old 03-01-2007, 10:00 PM   #1
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Another Lenovo Battery Recall

Lenovo is recalling more than 200,000 Thinkpad batteries
after some caught fire when owners dropped their laptops.


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The firm alerted America's Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) when it got four reports of notebooks catching fire, following a forceful impact to the corner. One owner suffered "minor eye irritation" as a result, the CPSC said today.
Apparently this one isn't the Batteries themselves (made by Sanyo this time), but they aren't very clear as to what, exactly, the problem is, and the fix still seems to be a battery replacement.

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The CPSC said the fire hazard from the Sanyo-made packs was "not an internal battery cell defect". Last year Lenovo got burned by the enormous Sony laptop battery recall, affecting more than 500,000 Thinkpads. In that case, the cell itself was responsible for overheating.

This time around, the Thinkpad models affected are the R Series (R60 and R60e), T Series (T60 and T60p) and Z Series (Z60m, Z61e, Z61m, and Z61p). About 100,000 notebooks were shipped with the incendiary defect, and another 105,000 of the extended life 9-cell batteries were sold as accessories between November 2005 and February 2007.

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The CPSC recommends users stop using their Thinkpad until Lenovo ships a free replacement battery.
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"Note to self: Don't drop Thinkpad."
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"Note to self: Don't drop Thinkpad."
I thought that was a good thing to keep in mind even before they started imitating molotov cocktails.
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Old 03-06-2007, 02:06 PM   #4
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My T60 which was shipped in February 2007 is not affected. *big relief*
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