Vendor warns that affected models "may overheat, posing a fire hazard"

Lenovo extends recall for ThinkPads after faulty battery issue

Lenovo is extending the recall for faulty batteries it shipped with ThinkPad computers between 2010 and 2012.

It has been reported that some users had been burned by the batteries, while some devices had been damaged due to the issue.

Lenovo has warned governments and product safety agencies that the affected ThinkPad devices “may overheat, posing a fire hazard”.

Owners are advised to check the serial number of their devices. If it contains the following digits, Lenovo is advising them to visit its battery recall page to request a new battery, reports the Register.

Affected devices include Edge, X, T and other series. 

Lenovo said in a statement: "Lenovo apologizes for the inconvenience caused by this issue. Shipment of quality products always has been and continues to be the foremost concern."

This isn’t the first time Lenovo has had battery issues. Back in 2007, the company had to recall around 200,000 ThinkPad notebooks due to reports of them catching faire after being dropped.

It’s not been the best year for Lenovo in terms of PR. Earlier this year the firm received complaints over Superfish ‘bloatware’ that came installed with some of its devices.

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