Lenovo issues ThinkPad X1 Carbon recall due to fire hazard

Posted on Thursday, Feb 08 2018 @ 14:34 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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A word of warning. If you purchased a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptop between late 2016 and now, you better enter the serial number on Lenovo's website. The Chinese PC maker is recalling laptops made between December 2016 and October 2017. These models may have an unfastened screw which can damage the laptop's battery and cause overheating, which could lead to a fire hazard.
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Lenovo is voluntarily recalling selected ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5th Generation laptops manufactured between December 2016 and October 2017. Lenovo has determined that a limited number of systems may have an unfastened screw in the affected laptops that can damage the battery causing overheating, potentially posing a fire hazard.

In the interests of public safety, effective immediately, Lenovo is offering free service inspections for all affected ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5th Generation laptops manufactured between the dates as stated above.

ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5th Gen Recall details: https://support.lenovo.com/X1C_5GEN_RECALL
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Press Release: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Lenovo-Recalls-ThinkPad-Laptops-Due-to-Fire-Hazard


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