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Lenovo Recalls ThinkVision Speaker AC Adaptors Due to Shock Hazard

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Recall Date:
March 26, 2009

Recall Details

March 26, 2009
Release # 09-170

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 426-7378

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: AC Adaptor used with ThinkVision Soundbars

Units: About 230

AC Adaptor Distributer: Lenovo (United States) Inc., of Morrisville, N.C.

Hazard: The plastic shell of the AC Adaptor can crack, posing a risk of electric shock to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: Lenovo sold the AC Adaptors as part of the ThinkVision Soundbar option. The FRU part number 89P8571 with date code 200810 is located on the back of the adaptor.

Sold by: Lenovo's Web sites, telephone and direct sales, and Lenovo authorized distributors nationwide from October 2008 through January 2009, as an accessory for about $30.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled AC Adaptor and contact Lenovo to receive a free replacement part.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Lenovo at (800) 426-7378 anytime or visit the firm's Web site at


Picture of front and rear of ThinkVision Soundbar

Picture of Recalled AC Adaptor

Picture of Recalled AC Adaptor Label

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