PSA: Lenovo issues massive recall of 500,000 power cords, offers free replacement
Computer manufacturer Lenovo has recalled more than 500,000 AC power cords in the United States due to a possibility of overheating, sparking, melting, or burning. The company assures that no damage has been reported thus far. All the defective cords have been reported outside the United States. Lenovo is urging users to stop using defective cords, and is offering a free replacement.
The company is recalling the power cords of all IdeaPad laptop of the B-, G-, S-, U-, V- and Z-series sold between February 2011 and June 2012. You can check out the full list of affected models on Lenovo’s website (find the link in the via link below).
You can contact the Lenovo’s customer service line at 1-877-453-6686 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. To check if your power cord is also among the affected ones, first unplug your PC from the power source. Find the model number written on the wire.Further reading: Lenovo, Microsoft