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Lenovo Notebook Battery Recall

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 01 Mar 2007 18:13 User comments (5)

Lenovo Notebook Battery Recall In another case of possible exploding/combustible laptop batteries, Lenovo, the Chinese laptop manufacturer, is voluntarily recalling 100,000 batteries from laptops in their IBM ThinkPad line. The certain batteries in question are manufactured by Sanyo.
The batteries being recalled are Lithium-ion batteries which are known to be very sensitive to the daily abuse a laptop sustains.

Due to the chemical sensitivity of the Lithium-ion battery, continued abuse to the battery pack itself can cause the circuitry that is designed to keep the battery safe to fail. This effect is amplified if there is a manufacturing flaw, which can cause the battery to catch on fire or even explode with continured abuse.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, if the "laptop is struck forcefully on the corner, such as from a direct fall to the ground, the battery pack can overheat and pose a fire hazard to users. This is not an internal battery cell defect."

Lenovo has additional information for all its consumers on its website, including call numbers and laptops that are impacted by this recall. Lenovo also suggests to not use the battery pack and keep your notebook on AC power.

So far there have been 4 cases of reported damage, and one person injured.

Source:
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5 user comments

12.3.2007 0:35

ugh

my acer aspire notebook is using Sanyo Li-Ion battery,.......

222.7.2008 10:17

Originally posted by jutsu:
ugh

my acer aspire notebook is using Sanyo Li-Ion battery,.......
Hi, I bought a battery for my Acer notebook from www.kingbattery.com and I am very happy and satisfied with their battery quality and best price / fast delivery. All notebook battery available on this store battery for acer, battery for Compaq, battery for Dell, battery for IBM, battery for Toshiba, battery for Packard bell, battery for Asus, battery for HP, battery for Sony, battery for Medion, battery for Nec, battery for Samsung, battery for Toshiba Satellite, battery for Fujitsu-Siemens, battery for Clevo, battery for FIC.

I will buy again from this store. www.kingbattery.com

313.7.2009 9:50

When i saw that Lenovo had a laptop battery that can catch fire i thought what the hell lenovo can't make a mistake like that but when i read that the battery was from sanyo i thought that would be right. Sanyo is such a dirt brand

412.6.2012 15:57

Originally posted by TqYpfWlJmiLtfWMZtnM:
edited by ddp
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512.6.2012 20:24

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