Recall Corner: Lenovo power supply overheating
Lenovo finds itself in computer-based Recall Corner, keeping company with such IT luminaries as Sony, HP and Intel…
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission is highlighting a fire hazard with one of its ThinkCentre desktop computers, the all-in-one style models.
“A defect in an internal component in the power supply can overheat and pose a fire hazard,” writes the US CPSC. “The firm received reports of one fire incident and one smoke incident in the US. No injuries have been reported.”
Specifically, it is the Lenovo ThinkCentre M70z and M90z computers. The recall affects about 13,000 units (50,500 were apparently previously recalled in March 2012).
The remedy, according to the safety body? “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.”
For more information and details of exact model numbers, see www.lenovo.com/aiopsurecall
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