Lenovo recalls 500,000 power cords following reports of overheating and burning

Do you own a Lenovo notebook? Time to check to see if your power cord is subject to a recall due to reports of some overheating and burning.

Hardware OEM Lenovo is recalling over 500,000 power cords due to over a dozen reports of "overheating, sparking, melting and burning."

No injuries have been reported.

According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission the following products are affected:

This recall involves Lenovo's LS-15 AC power cord manufactured from February 2011 to December 2011. The power cords were distributed with IdeaPad brand B-, G-, S-, U-, V- and Z-series laptop computers and Lenovo brand B-, G- and V-series laptop computers. The recalled power cords are black in color and have the "LS-15" molded mark on the AC adapter end. The manufacture date code in the format REV: 00 YYMM is on a label attached to the cord.

Lenovo has details of the affected systems on its website, along with a form for affected owners to get a replacement cord.

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