Lenovo Recalls ThinkCentre Desktop Computers Due to Fire Hazard

In the news release, Lenovo Recalls ThinkCentre Desktop Computers Due to Fire Hazard, issued 08-Mar-2012 by U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that the product names should indicate specifically that they are desktop computers, and that the range of dates in the "Sold at" section should be May 2010 through January 2012, rather than May 2011 through January 2012, as originally issued. The full, corrected release follows.

Lenovo Recalls ThinkCentre Desktop Computers Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.  It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Name of Product: Lenovo ThinkCentre M70z and M90z desktop computers

Units: About 50,500  

Hazard: A defect in an internal component in the power supply can overheat and pose a fire hazard.

Manufacturer/Importer: Lenovo, of Morrisville, N.C.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm received reports of one fire incident and one smoke incident in the U.S. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled all-in-one desktop computers, or PCs, are flat-panel monitors with the PC integrated into the monitor housing itself. The power supplies are also inside the monitor or PC housing. The computer chassis has a matte black finish with the brand name "ThinkCentre" in the lower left hand corner of the monitor front. The recalled desktop model numbers are M90z and M70z along with the serial number and manufacturing date code can be found on a label on the underside of the unit.

Models

Date Codes

M70z 

and

M90z

1001 to 1012

1101 to 1112

   001 to 012

   101 to 112

Only certain of the M70z and M90z computers built in this time frame are affected. Consumers will need to check the serial number on their computer with Lenovo to determine if it is subject to this recall.   

Sold at: Online at Lenovo's websites, by telephone and direct sales through Lenovo authorized distributors nationwide from May 2010 through January 2012 for about $500 for the M70z model and $800 for the M90z model.

Manufactured in: Mexico

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the computers, unplug the power supply and contact the firm to determine if your computer is included in the recall and to schedule an appointment for a free replacement of the power supply.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Lenovo toll-free at (855)248-2194 anytime, or visit the firm's website at www.lenovo.com/aiopsurecall.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12129.html        

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.

Firm's Recall Hotline: (855) 248-2194
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission



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