Damage to the Battery Could Cause Lenovo ThinkPad Laptops to Overheat and Catch Fire

Laptops with manufacture dates ranging from 16/12 through 17/10 are included in this recall

Damage to the Battery Could Cause Lenovo ThinkPad Laptops to Overheat and Catch Fire
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February 7, 2018

Lenovo says that approximately 83,000 ThinkPad Laptops are at risk of overheating and catching fire due to an unfastened screw that can damage the battery. As a result, the laptops have been recalled.

Recalled laptop Details

This recall involves 14-inch Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Laptops (5th Generation). The laptops were sold in silver and black. 5th Generation Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the machine type 20HQ, 20HR, 20K3, or 20K4, the serial number, and the manufacture date are printed on the bottom of the laptop.

Laptops with manufacture dates ranging from 16/12 through 17/10 (for December 2016 through October 2017) are included in this recall.

Where were they sold?

The recalled Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Laptops were sold through Lenovo.com, CDW, Insight, Connection, Zones, and to other PC resellers from December 2016 through November 2017 for between $1,100 and $2,600 each.

Lenovo says that, to date, there have been no reports of these laptops overheating in the United States.

What should consumers do?

Consumers should immediately determine whether their laptop is included in the recall. Consumers with recalled laptops are advised to stop using them immediately and contact Lenovo Services at (800) 426-7378 for assistance in locating the nearest authorized repair center for inspection and repair.