The affected battery packs can overheat, presenting a risk of fire.
Presently (April 2015) 18 incidents have been reported worldwide.
Lithium-Ion laptop batteries for Thinkpad Notepad computers, manufactured for use with ThinkPad notebook computers that shipped between February, 2010 and June, 2012.
What To Do
If you have an affected product, Lenovo will supply a replacement.
Stop using the battery immediately - Until a replacement battery arrives, you should turn off the system, remove the battery, and only power your ThinkPad by plugging in the AC adapter and power cord.
In order to determine whether your battery is affected, please see the Lenovo recall webpage, which also contains further information and FAQs:
Electrical Safety First strongly 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.
Lithium-Ion batteries supplied with new notebook computers or as optional or replacement batteries between February, 2010 and June, 2012 on the models listed below:
|Recall date||21 Apr 2015|
|Categories||Audio-Visual And Computers|