Lenovo Recalls Computer Power Cords Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

The AC power cord sold with IdeaPad and Lenovo brand can overheat.

Recall date: December 09, 2014
Recall number: 15-044
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  • Recalled LS-15 AC power cord

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    Recalled LS-15 AC power cord

  • AC end adapter with molded mark

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    AC end adapter with molded mark

  • A label with the date code is attached to the cord

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    A label with the date code is attached to the cord

Recall Summary

Name of product:

AC power cords

Hazard:

The AC power cord can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

Consumer Contact:

Lenovo at (800) 426-7378 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday; or online at www.lenovo.com and click on Support at the bottom of the page, then select News and Alerts, then click on Recalls for more information.

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Recall Details

In conjunction with

Units

About 500,000 in the U.S. and 44,000 in Canada

Description

This recall involves Lenovo's LS-15 AC power cord manufactured from February 2011 to December 2011. The power cords were distributed with IdeaPad brand B-, G-, S-, U-, V- and Z-series laptop computers and Lenovo brand B-, G- and V-series laptop computers. The recalled power cords are black in color and have the "LS-15" molded mark on the AC adapter end. The manufacture date code in the format REV: 00 YYMM is on a label attached to the cord.

Incidents/Injuries

None reported in the U.S. or Canada. Lenovo has received reports from outside the U.S. of 15 incidents involving overheating, sparking, melting and burning. No injuries were reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled power cords and contact Lenovo for a free replacement. Consumers can continue to use the computer on battery power.

Sold at

Laptop computers with the AC power cords were sold at computer and electronics stores, authorized dealers and online at www.lenovo.com from February 2011 through June 2012 for between $350 and $1,500.

Manufacturer(s)

Lenovo Inc., of Morrisville, N.C.

Manufactured in

China

  • Recalled LS-15 AC power cord

  • AC end adapter with molded mark

  • A label with the date code is attached to the cord