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78,000 laptops recalled due to fire hazard

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(Photo: US Consumer Product Safety Commission) (Photo: US Consumer Product Safety Commission)

(Meredith) – Lenovo Services is recalling 78,000 of their Thinkpad X1 Carbon Laptops after discovering an unfastened screw can damage the battery, causing it to overheat and posing a fire hazard.

This recall involves the 14-inch ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5th Generation laptops, which were sold in silver and black.

The units affected are:

  • 20HQ
  • 20HR
  • 20K3
  • 20K4

The serial number is printed on the bottom of the laptop. Computers manufactured from December 2016 through October 2017 are included in the recall. The manufacturing date codes can be found on the bottom of the laptop.

[Click Here To View The Recall On The US Consumer Product Safety Commission's Website]

Consumers should immediately visit Lenovo’s Website to see if their laptop is included in the recall or for assistance in locating the nearest authorized repair center for inspection and repair.

WARNING: If your laptop is included in the recall, stop using it immediately.

There have been no reports of overheating in the United States.

These products were sold at:

  • Lenovo.com
  • CDW
  • Insight
  • Connection
  • Zones
  • Other PC resellers from December 2016 through November 2017 for a prices between $1,100 and $2,600.

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Information for this article was provided by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.