Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptops fire hazard recall

The Chinese manufacturer of laptops Lenovo has confirmed that, due to a problem in the assembly of their ThinkPad X1 Carbon computers, they are being forced to recall a large number of laptops due fears that the battery potentially poses a fire hazard. Lenovo has confirmed that it will be recalling and fixing all affected laptops free of charge.

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and in the interests of public safety, Lenovo is voluntarily recalling some ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5th Generation laptops.

Lenovo has determined that a limited number of such laptops may have an unfastened screw that could damage the laptop’s battery causing overheating, potentially posing a fire hazard.

Lenovo have confirmed the issue is due to a loose screw that could damage the laptop’s battery causing overheating, thus generating the danger of fire for these units.

The recall involves ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5th Generation Series computers manufactured between December 2016 and October 2017. Consumers can visit the Lenovo website to find out if their device is affected.

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