Lenovo Thinkpad Lithium-Ion Battery Recall

27 March 2014


Lithium-Ion batteries supplied with certain Thinkpads may overheat, potentially creating a risk of fire.


Lithium-Ion batteries supplied with thinkpad laptop computers.

What To Do

Lenovo will supply a replacement battery free of charge. Please check or register your battery at the following websites in order for this to happen:

There is an automated battery checker function at:


Alternatively, the part number (see images) on the battery itself can be manually checked at this website:


Please stop using the laptop immediately, turn off the system, remove the battery, and only power your ThinkPad by plugging in the AC adapter and power cord until you receive a replacement battery.

Full details are available at the Lenovo website here:


Electrical Safety First recommends that anyone who discovers they have an electrical item that has been recalled should stop using it until it has been checked by the manufacturer.

Model numbers

This recall applies to the lithium-ion batteries supplied with ThinkPad notebook computers shipped worldwide between October 2010 and April 2011.

The batteries were also supplied as optional or replacement batteries.

The models affected are:

ThinkPad T410, T420, T510, W510, X100E, X120E, X200, X201, X201s Series

Edge 11, Edge 13, and Edge 14 Series

Option P/Ns 43R9255, 51J0500, 57Y4186, 57Y4564, 57Y4565, 57Y4625, 57Y4559, 43R9254, 0A36277

Affected batteries can be identified by the following part numbers present on the battery itself - see red ringed number in supplied image for location:

42T4695, 42T4711, 42T4798, 42T4804, 42T4812, 42T4822, 42T4828, 42T4834, 42T4840 and 42T4890

Recall date 27 Mar 2014
Categories Audio-Visual And Computers
Brands Lenovo