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Lenovo and IBM Announce Recall of ThinkPad Notebook Computer Batteries

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    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Lenovo and IBM, today announced a voluntary recall of the rechargeable lithium-ion batteries used in ThinkPad notebook computers, manufactured by Sony and distributed by Lenovo. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately and contact Lenovo to receive a replacement battery, free-of-charge unless otherwise instructed. These lithium-ion batteries can cause overheating, posing a fire hazard to consumers. Affected models are the following ThinkPad notebook computers: T Series (T43, T43p, T60); R Series (R51e, R52, R60, R60e); and X Series (X60, X60s). Please, visit this page to find out if your laptop is affected by the battery recall.

    Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission
     
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    GRRRRRR. does that mean i get a new one and can keep the old one? :rolleyes:
     
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    At least you'll have easily available bomb if you need one in future. :cool:
     
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    It means you get to send it to my former employer :p
     
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    13:22: *calling support line*
    13:23: talking to a very nice support person who is a native german speaker
    13:25: got my case id and new battery will be sent in 4 weeks

    can't beat ibm support :)
     

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