Tens of thousands of laptops recalled due to fire hazard

Tens of thousands of laptops recalled due to fire hazard

Tens of thousands of laptops recalled due to fire hazard

ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5th Generation laptops manufactured on or after November 1, 2017 are not affected.

That can cause overheating and pose a fire hazard.

Lenovo has announced a recall for some of its 5th-generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptops.

Lenovo has recalled its flagship Thinkpad X1 Carbon laptops because some may literally have a screw loose.

Users should immediately stop using their devices if they may be affected, and contact Lenovo to get their X1 Carbon fixed free of charge.

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If you own a Lenovo laptop, visit this website to see if your laptop is included. This causes rapid overheating and failure of the battery, with three systems reported to have failed in the field. The notice is issued by Lenovo and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The company confirmed that around 83,500 units were sold in the US and Canada, but did not indicate how many of them were shipped to customers in other countries. The page will show the device's recall status.

To note, only the fifth-generation model of the said laptop is affected by the recall, not any previous ones.

The company said that it's willing to inspect and fix machines free of charge - and with "minimal delay" on top of that.

"Lenovo highly values our customers and regrets any inconvenience this recall may cause". As a result, as many as 78,000 units are up for a recall in the USA alone.

That's not the type of "lit" Lenovo was going for with its Carbon X1 lineup.

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