Lenovo (Australia & New Zealand) Pty Ltd—Lithium-ion batteries sold for Lenovo ‘Thinkpad’ branded notebooks

PRA number

2015/14659

Published date

Product description

The batteries being recalled were sold for Lenovo 'ThinkPad' branded notebooks from February 2010 to June 2012.

They were either:
(a) included in Lenovo products,
(b) distributed as stand-alone replacement packs, or
(c) distributed as a stand-alone option.

The notebook models affected are:
T410, T420, T510, T520, W510, W520
X100E, X121e, X130e, X131e, X201, X201s, X220, X220t
Edge 11, Edge 13, Edge 14, Edge 15
Edge 320, Edge 420, Edge 430, Edge 520, Edge 525, Edge 530
L412, L420, L512, L520
Mini 10
SL410, SL510
Identifying features
Each affected battery will have an associated 7-digit alphanumeric Assembly-Part Number (ASM P/N) (this is different from the alphanumeric serial number for the notebook system itself). ASM P/N 42T4695 42T4695 42T4711 42T4711 42T4740 42T4740 42T4798 42T4798 42T4804 42T4804 42T4812 42T4812 42T4816 42T4816 42T4822 42T4822 42T4826 42T4826 42T4828 42T4828 42T4834 42T4834 42T4840 42T4840 42T4862 42T4862 To determine whether your battery is affected please visit www.lenovo.com/batteryprogram2014

Other identifying numbers

Each affected battery will have an associated 7-digit alphanumeric Assembly-Part Number (ASM P/N) (this is different from the alphanumeric serial number for the notebook system itself).

ASM P/N
42T4695 42T4695
42T4711 42T4711
42T4740 42T4740
42T4798 42T4798
42T4804 42T4804
42T4812 42T4812
42T4816 42T4816
42T4822 42T4822
42T4826 42T4826
42T4828 42T4828
42T4834 42T4834
42T4840 42T4840
42T4862 42T4862

To determine whether your battery is affected please visit www.lenovo.com/batteryprogram2014

What are the defects?

The lithium-ion battery may overheat, posing a fire hazard.

What are the hazards?

If the battery packs overheat, they pose the risk of fire and burn hazard to consumers.

What should consumers do?

Consumers should immediately turn off their computer, remove the battery and only power the computer through the AC adaptor and power cord. Consumers are asked to visit www.lenovo.com/batteryprogram2014 to determine if they are affected and to arrange for a free replacement battery.

For more information consumers can contact Lenovo (Australia & New Zealand) Pty Ltd (toll free) on 1800 041 267 or visit www.lenovo.com/batteryprogram2014.

Traders who sold this product

Various computer retailers

Where the product was sold

Nationally

Dates available for sale

-

Recall advertisements and supporting documentation

Recall advertisement

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.