The power bank’s internal screws can come loose, causing a short circuit and overheating of the lithium-ion battery, posing a fire hazard. Do not put lithium-ion batteries in the trash or battery recycling boxes found at various retail and home improvement stores. They can cause fires and explosions if they are damaged or crushed and are a hazard when thrown in the trash.
About 2,850 (In addition, about 510 were sold in Canada)
This recall involves the Lenovo USB USB-C Laptop Power Bank with model number PBLG2W. The power bank has a 20,000 mAh re-chargeable lithium-ion battery used to charge laptops, cell phones, and other devices when an electrical outlet is not available. The power bank is black and measures approximately 7 inches long by 3 inches wide. “Lenovo” is printed in black letters on a red tag on the USB power cord. The recalled units have a manufacturing date on the product label between December 2021 and June 2022. The manufacturing date is located on the product label in a year/month (YY/MM) format. The recalled units have the manufacturing date of 21/12, 22/01, 22/02, 22/03, 22/04, 22/05 or 22/06. Not all units with these date codes are affected. Lenovo has determined the specific Serial Numbers affected. To determine if your unit is affected please visit Lenovo’s dedicated recall webpage and enter the serial number found on the product label. The part number 40ALLG2WWW and the model number PBLG2W are also located on the product label.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Lenovo USB-C Laptop Power Banks and contact Lenovo for a free replacement as well as instructions for properly disposing of lithium-ion batteries according to local and state regulations.
The firm has received one report of a fire causing minimal property damage. No injuries have been reported.
Lenovo Inc., of Morrisville, North Carolina
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