Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Lenovo recalls more than 500,000 power cords due to spark

  1. #1

    Lenovo recalls more than 500,000 power cords due to spark

    Lenovo recalls more than 500,000 power cords due to spark, burn risk

    Lenovo is issuing a recall for more than 500,000 computer AC power cords in the U.S. after receiving reports of the cord overheating, sparking, melting, and burning. All problematic cords were reported by users outside the U.S. The current recall also affects 44,000 devices sold in Canada, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

    The recall could apply to anyone who purchased an IdeaPad laptop from the B-, G-, S-, U-, V- or Z-series between February 2011 and June 2012. Plain vanilla Lenovo laptops with no IdeaPad or ThinkPad branding are also affected if they are from the B-, G-, and V- series. You can find a complete list of affected models on Lenovo's website.
    Lenovo recalls more than 500,000 power cords due to spark, burn risk | PCWorld

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Thanks, mine is not on the list. I have an Ideapad Z560 but its a later version power cord.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    Thanx For this - my Thinkpad fingerprint reader shocks sometimes when the battery is full power - will check the power cord model for sure...
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4

    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit

    HP had the same problem in August:
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5

    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    HP had the same problem in August:
    Thanx Nuccii

    BTW I don't have the wonky power cord...and haven't had ECT from fingerprint reader for a while.. strange thing though (very inconsistent)... even my T61's give same thing.... prob. the outlet I'm using.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Lenovo recalls more than 500,000 power cords due to spark

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Power Options - Add or Remove Link State Power Management
How to Add or Remove PCIe "Link State Power Management" in Power Options in Windows The Link State Power Management is a part of PCI Express Active State Power Management (ASPM). The link State of a PCIe Device is converted from L0 (on) to L1 (off) when the link is not transferring data. The...
Stuck at automatic repair after Power state failure lenovo
Hi Guys, Please help me out. I start my day as usual by pressing power key of my Laptop. I plug my USB mouse in my laptop however is does not work normally. So i restart my Laptop and again check mouse pointer now its work , but this time my internet dongal not worked. so again i restart. ...
Performance & Maintenance
LAN not detecting Ethernet cords. Windows 8 restore+Video.
Hello, I'm having some problems with my PC. Here is the model of my PC "Asus Desktop: M51AC". Desktops - M51AC So basically what's going on is I did a fresh re install of my operating system Windows 8 which came with the PC installed. Everything went fine, everything was working! I did some...
General Support
Cannot Oplen Power Change Advanced Power Settings Link
This is a computer I have put together which was running Windows 7 and has been upgraded and running Windows 8 for two weeks with no problems. When I went to review the advanced power settings nothing happens when I click on the link for change advanced power settings. You can see the screen...
General Support
beta signup for Project Spark for Windows 8, Xbox One, 360
for people that haven't heard of Project Spark, it's a "game" that allows you to build games without having to know any programming. So in the sizzle reel they showed for Project Spark, you can create a game like Geometry Wars or Marble Madness or Space Invaders or a tower defense game or a...
windows 8 dream spark question
will the dream spark and the retail version be the same.
General Support
dream spark and window 8 upgrade
will a dream spark version of windows 7 work with 8 upgrade.
General Support

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook