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Lenovo Expands Recall of ThinkCentre Desktop Computers Due to Fire Hazard

Discussion in 'News' started by Cristian_25H, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. Cristian_25H


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    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

    Name of Product: Lenovo ThinkCentre M70z and M90z computers

    Units: About 13,000 (50,500 were previously recalled in March 2012)

    Hazard: A defect in an internal component in the power supply can overheat and pose a fire hazard.

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    Manufacturer/Importer: Lenovo, of Morrisville, N.C.

    Incidents/Injuries: The firm received reports of one fire incident and one smoke incident in the U.S. No injuries have been reported.

    Description: The recalled all-in-one desktop computers, or PCs, are flat-panel monitors with the PC integrated into the monitor housing itself. The power supplies are also inside the monitor or PC housing. The computer chassis has a matte black finish with the brand name "ThinkCentre" in the lower left hand corner of the monitor front. The recalled desktop model numbers, M90z and M70z, along with the serial number and manufacturing date code can be found on a label on the underside of the unit.


    Consumers will need to check the serial number on their computer with Lenovo to determine if it is subject to this recall.

    Sold at: Online at Lenovo's websites, by telephone and direct sales through Lenovo authorized distributors nationwide from May 2010 through March 2012 for about $500 for the M70z model and $800 for the M90z model.

    Manufactured in: Mexico

    Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the computers, unplug the power supply and contact the firm to determine if your computer is included in the recall and to schedule an appointment for a free replacement of the power supply. Because additional systems and manufacturing dates have been added to the recall, even those customers who contacted Lenovo regarding the March 2012 recall should contact Lenovo again to verify if their system is part of this expanded program.

    Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Lenovo toll-free at (855)248-2194 anytime, or visit the firm's website at http://www.lenovo.com/aiopsurecall.

    Photos available on CPSC.gov at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12159.html.

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.
  2. Delta6326


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    I'm surprised to see this from Lenovo they have always seemed to be a very reliable company with quality stuff.
  3. Peter1986C


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    Or they just realised how much crap Bestec etc. PSUs are.
  4. spartan-117-mc New Member

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    "Hecho en Mexico", what a shame for my country
  5. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    It could happen the best. That they are quick to action is a good sign though.
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  6. eidairaman1

    eidairaman1 The Exiled Airman

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    This isnt good from a quality stance but they are taking responsibility by recalling them faste enough.

    Compared to the IBM DeathStar n they wouldnt take responsibility cuz of click of death and using Glass platters instead of metal
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