8 May 2015

Lenovo posts worldwide Thinkpad battery recall

Lenovo is expanding a battery recall announced March 27, 2014 to all affected lithium-ion batteries worldwide. In late April 2015 the company announced that the 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," the company said in a statement.

Lenovo sold the batteries with new notebook computers or as optional or replacement batteries for the:

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;
W510, W520;
L412, L420/421, L512, L520;
T430 (China and Europe only) and
X131E (Australia only)

Lenovo advises owners to turn off the system, remove the battery, and only power your ThinkPad by plugging in the AC adapter and power cord until the replacement battery arrives.

Next steps?

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