According to a statement published online by Lenovo on Tuesday, the company “has determined that a limited number of systems may have an unfastened screw […] that can damage the battery causing overheating, potentially posing a fire hazard.”
Affected laptops include 14-inch Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5th Generation laptops manufactured between December 2016 and October 2017, according to a recall notice issued by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC).
Only ThinkPad laptops with a “machine type” code of 20HQ, 20HR, 20K3, or 20K4 are affected. This information can be found on a sticker on the back of the laptop, the commission said.
The computers range in price from about $1,100 to $2,600, depending on the device’s features. CPSC estimates that about 78,000 of the laptops were sold in the U.S., with another 5,500 sold in Canada.
To date, there have been no reports of fires or other incidents associated with the recalled laptops, CPSC said.
To see if your computer is affected, please visit the Lenovo support page and enter the serial number into the search field.
Source: ABC27 News