Lenovo, Inc. of Morrisville, NC has announced the recall of about 34,500 ThinkPad-brand notebook computer battery packs manufactured in China.
The company reports that the recalled battery packs can overheat, posting a fire and burn hazard to consumers. Lenovo says that it has received two reports of battery packs overheating, resulting in damage to a computer, its battery pack and nearby property. However, no reports of injuries have been received.
The recalled battery packs were sold at computer and electronics stores and authorized dealers nationwide, and at Lenovo.com, from October 2010 through April 2011 for between $350 and $3000 when sold as part of a ThinkPad notebook computer, and for between $80 and $150 when sold separately.