Lenovo Recalls 205,000 Laptop Batteries

Lenovo is recalling approximately 205,000 lithium-ion batteries used worldwide in ThinkPad laptops, however this time Sony isn't the culprit.

The batteries in this recall were produced by Sanyo. Regardless, it is a black eye for the Chinese PC maker as it is the second such recall in less than six months. Last September, the company recalled 560,000 laptop batteries produced by Sony.

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About 100,000 of these batteries were shipped in U.S. laptops, an advisory from the Consumer Product Safety Commission indicates.

According to an advisory from the company, at least one injury has been reported as part of the flaw, and four reports of damage have been received. The batteries may overheat, and if the laptop is accidentally dropped, they could catch fire.

Models affected include the R60 and R60e series, T60 and T60p series, and the Z60m, Z61e, Z61m, and Z61p models. Batteries recalled would carry the part number FRU P/N 92P1131. The laptops were sold between November 2005 and February 2007, and the batteries as an accessory during a similar period.

Lenovo is recommending that users with batteries matching this part number immediately remove the battery and use the laptop connected to an AC power source until they receive a replacement.

More information on the recall is available from the Lenovo Web site, it said.

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