Lenovo Expands Recall of Computers due to Fire Risks

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on May 18, 2012

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the expanded recall of an estimated 13,000 Lenovo ThinkCentre M90z and M70z computers after the original recall of about 50,500 computers in March 2012 due to a power supply defect that can cause overheating and presents a fire hazard. Although no injuries have yet been reported, the firm has received a report of one fire incident and one smoke incident in the United States.

The recalled all-in-one desktop computers, or PCs, include flat-panel monitors with the PC built into the monitor housing. The monitor also houses the computer’s power supply. The computer chassis is matte black and provides the “ThinkCentre” brand name on the front lower left corner of the monitor. All identifiable information, such as the recalled model numbers, M90z and M70z, the manufacturing date code, and the serial number, are on the underside of the unit on a label. The recalled date codes include:

  1. 1001 – 1012
  2. 1101 – 1112
  3. 1201 – 1203
  4. 001 – 012
  5. 101 – 112
  6. 201 – 203

Consumers should immediately stop using the computers, unplug them, and contact Lenovo to determine whether the serial number of their computer is included in the recall. If it is, consumers may schedule an appointment with Lenovo for a replacement of the power supply at no-cost. If you own one of the recalled computers, it is recommended that you contact Lenovo even if you already pursued a remedy for the March 2012 recall. Consumers may contact Lenovo at (855) 248-2194.

Defective products can present serious injury risks to consumers. If you have been injured by a defective product in New Jersey, the experienced product liability lawyers in New Jersey at Blume Forte can help you understand your legal rights and options. Call us at (973) 635-5400 for a no-cost consultation.

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