Lenovo recalls ThinkPad battery packs due to potential fire hazard

Lenovo has started a recall of its ThinkPad notebook computer battery packs as they pose a fire hazard caused by overheating. About 34,500 battery packs in the US and 2,900 in Canada sold with these Thinkpad computers will be recalled: the Edge 11, 13 and 14 series, the T410, T420, T510 and W510 series, and the X100e, X120e, X200, X201 and X201s series. 

Lenovo is recalling certain ThinkPad battery packs that could be a fire hazard due to overheating, which could ultimately also lead to computer damage. The recall applies to 34,500 batteries sold in the U.S. and 2,900 batteries sold in Canada, said the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in a statement. The company also recalled 117,732 units in China, according to a Xinhua news report Thursday. The battery packs are in the ThinkPad Edge 11, 13 and 14 series laptops, and also T410, T420, T510, W510, X100e, X120e, X200, X201 and X201s laptops sold between October 2010 through April 2011. Batteries eligible for recall were also sold separately for between $80 and $150.

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