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.