If you bought a Lenovo notebook between October 2010 and April 2011, you may be subject to a large notebook battery recall due to a potential fire hazard. Here is some information to help determine if you are affected.
Lenovo is voluntarily recalling approximately 327,500 lithium-ion batteries worldwide that were manufactured for use with ThinkPad notebook computers shipped between October 2010 and April 2011. The batteries were included with notebook computers with the following models or as replacement batteries:
- Edge 11, Edge 13, Edge 14 Series
- T410, T420, T510, W510 Series
- X100e, X120e, X200, X201, X201s Series
How to Know If You Are Affected by the Lenovo Notebook Battery Recall
Lenovo is notifying customers it has been able to identify through letters, as well as putting information up on their website. For TDCNet clients, we are taking this a step further and reviewing all our Lenovo notebook sales during the period in question. We will be contacting anyone affected and helping them through the replacement process.
You can also visit Lenovo’s website where there is a program you can download that will scan your computer. It will then let you know if you are subject to the recall.
What to Do if You Are Subject to the Lenovo Notebook Battery Recall
Here is what Lenovo advises to do if you are subject to this recall:
1.Unplug and turn off your computer
2.Remove the battery
3.Only power your ThinkPad by plugging in the AC adapter and power cord.
4.Contact Lenovo who will replace the battery free of charge
5.Recycle the old battery through an approved recycling collector (such as TDCNet)
If you need any help with this recall, including doing an inventory of your machines, please give us a call or click the link below to request a network audit.