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

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    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

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    Thanks, mine is not on the list. I have an Ideapad Z560 but its a later version power cord.
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    Thanx For this - my Thinkpad fingerprint reader shocks sometimes when the battery is full power - will check the power cord model for sure...
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    HP had the same problem in August:
    https://h30652.www3.hp.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    HP had the same problem in August:
    https://h30652.www3.hp.com/
    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.
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Lenovo recalls more than 500,000 power cords due to spark
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