The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced an expansion of the Lenovo ThinkPad battery recall on April 21, 2015. Recent reports made to the agency of the batteries causing burns and fires have caused it to reevaluate the initial recall of 34,500 units within the United States to now cover approximately 148,800 additional units.
Lenovo originally issued the recall in March 2014, and is recalling the following batteries sold separately or with their devices: Edge 11, 13, 14, 15, 120, 125, 320, 325, 420, 425, 430, 520, 525 and 530 series; the L412, L420/421, L512 and L520 series; the T410, T420, T510 and T520 series; the W510 and W520 series; and the X100e, X120e, X121e, X130e, X200, X200s, X201, X201s, X220 and X220t series. The recalled series of batteries will contain part number42T4695, 42T4711, 42T4740, 42T4798, 42T4804, 42T4812, 42T4816, 42T4822, 42T4826, 42T4828, 42T4834, 42T4840, 42T4862, 42T4868, 42T4874, 42T4880, 42T4890, 42T4944, 42T4948, 42T4954, 42T4958, 45N1022 or 45N1050 on a white sticker below the bar code on the back of the battery pack. The part numbers displayed begin with the fourth digit that is part of a long series of numbers and letters.
The batteries in question were made in China and sold at computer and electronics stores, authorized dealers, and online retailers from February 2010 to June 2012. It is recommended that consumers check their battery packs to ensure that they are safe to use. Owners of recalled items should remove them immediately and contact Lenovo at 800-426-7378 or online at www.lenovo.com to acquire a free replacement