Lenovo has issued a worldwide recall of 205,000 notebook batteries. Are you affected?
The recall comes after four customers complained that their batteries had overheated after being dropped, incidents that caused minor eye irritation to one user and severe damage to the notebooks in all four cases.
The batteries affected are all 9-cell 10.8V, 5.2 Ah extended life batteries manufactured by Panasonic in Japan. These batteries were sold by Lenovo between November 2005 and February 2007 with the following ThinkPads R series, T series and Z series notebook lines (these notebooks came with a choice of 4, 6 and 9 cell battery packs), specifically:
- R60 and R60e Series
- T60 and T60p Series
- Z60m, Z61e, Z61m, and Z61p Series
All faulty battery packs have the following part number: FRU P/N 92P1131
If you have an affected battery, remove it from the notebookand you can continue using the notebook on AC adaptor power.
This incident is unrelated to the issue that affected Sony Li-Ion batteries last year.
Check out Lenovo's website for more details.