Do you own an older Lenovo laptop? You might want to check your AC power cord. Lenovo has announced a widespread recall in the US and Canada for the AC cords included with nearly 550,000 laptops sold between 2011 and 2012.
The voluntary Lenovo recall relates to some sparking, melting, and fire concerns related to the AC power cord shipped with several laptop models. Lenovo is providing affected users with a new power cord free of charge. It’s important to note that there have been no injuries sustained in relation to this recall.
Lenovo is suggesting that users with affected plugs unplug their laptop immediately and only use battery power until a replacement cord can be sent. You can check the AC cord for the affected model, “LS-15” as shown in the image to the right. It’s probably best to un-plug the adapter from the wall and your laptop before checking for this number.
If you’ve got an affected cord, Lenovo has asked that you call them at 1-877-453-6686 between the hours of 9am – 5pm EST, Monday through Friday. Lenovo has also set up a support page for this issue, which includes a FAQ, and a complete rundown of potentially affected models.
As mentioned previously, this is a voluntary recall, and no injuries have been reported. It’s nice that Lenovo has taken it upon themselves to sort out this issue before it could get to that point!
Check out the support page for more info on the affected devices, and be sure to call for a replacement if you’ve got an affected cord. Stay safe out there everybody!