Lenovo has issued a significant recall of its ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5th-generation laptop. The company says the device has a problem with its battery and it has become a fire risk. While the PC maker says “a limited number of such laptops” are affected, a U.S. regulator says it is 78,000 units recalled. The problem is being caused by an unfastened screw that can damage the battery. If the power cell is damaged, it can overheat and potentially catch fire. Lenovo says the ThinkPad X1 Carbon models affected are those labelled 20HQ, 20HR, 20K3, and 20K4. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission says there have been no reports of injury or even reports of overheating caused by the faulty component. Still, the commission adds 78,000 device from the U.S. and Canada are involved in the recall. “Consumers should immediately visit https://support.lenovo.com/X1C_5GEN_RECALL to see if their laptop is included in the recall and for assistance in locating the nearest authorized repair center for inspection and repair. If the laptop is included in the recall, stop using it immediately,” the US CPSC says.
Lenovo Blames Faulty Screw for ThinkPad X1 Carbon Fire Hazard Recall
Lenovo is recalling 78,000 ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5th generation laptops due to a loose screw causing battery damage that could lead to fire.