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The Journal Gazette

Thursday, February 08, 2018 12:53 pm

Some ThinkPad laptops recalled for fire hazard

The Journal Gazette

Lenovo has recalled about 78,000 ThinkPad X1 Carbon Laptops (5th Generation) because an unfastened screw can damage the battery, causing overheating and posing a fire hazard, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said today.

The recall involves 14-inch laptops sold in silver and black from December 2016 through November 2017 for $1,100 to $2,600, the commission said in a statement.

It said the product name "5th Generation Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon," the machine type 20HQ, 20HR, 20K3 or 20K4 and the serial number or S/N are printed on the bottom of the laptop.

Laptop manufacture dates from 16/12 (for December 2016) through 17/10 (for October 2017), which can be found on the bottom of the laptop, are included in the recall, the statement said.

Consumers should visit https://support.lenovo.com/X1C_5GEN_RECALL to see whether their laptop is included in the recall and for assistance in locating the nearest authorized repair center for inspection and repair, the commission said.