Lenovo Voluntary Battery Recall

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE

In cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Lenovo is voluntarily recalling approximately 327,500 lithium-ion batteries worldwide.  These batteries were manufactured for use with ThinkPad notebook computers that shipped between October, 2010 and April, 2011.  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 in the models listed below or as optional stand-alone or replacement batteries:

  • Edge 11, Edge 13, Edge 14 Series
  • T410, T420, T510, W510 Series
  • X100e, X120e, X200, X201, X201s Series

These models may have shipped with one of the following part numbers (FRU P/N) affected by this recall:

42T4695

42T4711

42T4798

42T4804

42T4812

42T4822

42T4828

42T4834

42T4840

42T4890

Only part numbers manufactured within a specific date range are affected by this recall. Lenovo advises customers to determine if they are using one of the recalled batteries by visiting www.lenovo.com/batteryprogram2014.  A list of FAQs about the recall can be found there as well.  A list of international support numbers is available at www.lenovo.com/thinkpad/wwphonelist .

If your battery is on the list, it is advised to immediately turn off  your system, remove the battery, and only power the ThinkPad by plugging in the AC adapter and power cord.

The customer should contact Lenovo Services or an authorized Warranty Service Partner to schedule a service provider to replace the battery. A worldwide list of support centers is available at http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?DocID=HT036550.

Lenovo is notifying the public about this recall program via notice on Lenovo’s Website, a press release and letters to those customers that we have been able to identify.