Lenovo recalls ThinkPad laptops due to fire hazard
UNITED STATES (KVII) —
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall for fifth generation Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptops on Tuesday.
The department said an unfastened screw can damage the battery causing the laptop to overheat, creating a fire hazard. The recall refers to the silver version of the ThinkPad.
An estimated 78,000 units have been recalled. In addition, around 5,500 were sold in Canada.
The product was sold on Lenovo.com, CDW, Insight, Connection, Zone and to other PC re-sellers from December 2016 to November 2017.
Officials said if your laptop is included in the recall, stop using it immediately. To see if your laptop is included in the recall, click here.