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Lenovo recalling 500,000 laptop power cords due to spark, burn risk

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 10 Dec 2014 12:58 User comments (7)

Lenovo recalling 500,000 laptop power cords due to spark, burn risk Lenovo has announced a recall of more than 500,000 power cords sold with IdeaPad products that have been deemed a safety risk.
The defective power cords were sold with IdeaPad computers between February 2011 and June 2012. The recall comes after consume complaints about the power cords overheating, and in cases melting, burning and throwing sparks.

The IdeaPads these defective cords were sold with include products in the B, G, S, U, V an d Z series, and some other Lenovo notebooks potentially were sold with the defective cord.

One quick way to tell if you might have a defective cord is to disconnect the cord from the AC adapter (power brick) and check to see if it has LS-15 stamped into the molding, as shown in the picture.

If so, then go to the Lenovo recall page and verify that you have a defective cord, then apply for a free replacement from Lenovo.

More here: 2014 POWER CORD RECALL (support.lenovo.com)

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7 user comments

111.12.2014 10:29

Nice article. I wouldn't have known otherwise. I just checked my wife's laptop and it does have the LS-15 power cord.

214.12.2014 6:24

My Lenovo netbook has that cord. When I went to the website and tried to enter the info it asked for the serial number, which was printed on a paper label on the bottom of the netbook and is now unreadable from being where my fingers touch it every time I pick it up. It seems here is where my recall ends.

314.12.2014 9:22

Originally posted by Dr_Shifty:
My Lenovo netbook has that cord. When I went to the website and tried to enter the info it asked for the serial number, which was printed on a paper label on the bottom of the netbook and is now unreadable from being where my fingers touch it every time I pick it up. It seems here is where my recall ends.
Just did a quick search and it looks like you can pull the netbook's serial number right from Windows.

This is just the first result I came across, so I'm not sure if it's outdated. If it doesn't work then maybe worth doing a more refined search: http://blogs.technet.com/b/aviraj/archi...-using-wmi.aspx

415.12.2014 3:51

Originally posted by bhetrick:
Originally posted by Dr_Shifty:
My Lenovo netbook has that cord. When I went to the website and tried to enter the info it asked for the serial number, which was printed on a paper label on the bottom of the netbook and is now unreadable from being where my fingers touch it every time I pick it up. It seems here is where my recall ends.
Just did a quick search and it looks like you can pull the netbook's serial number right from Windows.

This is just the first result I came across, so I'm not sure if it's outdated. If it doesn't work then maybe worth doing a more refined search: http://blogs.technet.com/b/aviraj/archi...-using-wmi.aspx
Thanks for the tip, but it didn't work for me.
I get the response, 'SerialNumber' but no number appears.
I will search further.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 15 Dec 2014 @ 3:52

515.12.2014 3:59

Originally posted by Dr_Shifty:
Originally posted by bhetrick:
Originally posted by Dr_Shifty:
My Lenovo netbook has that cord. When I went to the website and tried to enter the info it asked for the serial number, which was printed on a paper label on the bottom of the netbook and is now unreadable from being where my fingers touch it every time I pick it up. It seems here is where my recall ends.
Just did a quick search and it looks like you can pull the netbook's serial number right from Windows.

This is just the first result I came across, so I'm not sure if it's outdated. If it doesn't work then maybe worth doing a more refined search: http://blogs.technet.com/b/aviraj/archi...-using-wmi.aspx
Thanks for the tip, but it didn't work for me.
I get the response, 'SerialNumber' but no number appears.
I will search further.
That was quick. Seems the Lenovo S10-3 has a different command
>wmic baseboard get serialnumber

This is what worked for me.
Thanks for the heads up.

615.12.2014 9:57

Great. Glad it helped.

716.12.2014 6:52

It turns out my cable is not one of the sparky ones. Lucky me.

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