Lenovo has announced a recall for 205,000 laptop batteries worldwide. This appears to be smaller recall compared to the Sony laptop battery fiasco last year. According to the IHT report, “the batteries can overheat if the laptop is dropped a certain way, striking the battery on a corner edge.”
I submitted my battery barcode through Lenovo’s online support page.
Dang. No free battery replacement.
Affected models are 9-cell batteries for the models below:
- ThinkPad R60 and R60e Series
- ThinkPad T60 and T60p Series
- ThinkPad Z60m, Z61e, Z61m, and Z61p Series
More details can be found on the Lenovo recall announcement.