Laptops recalled due to fire hazard

Ebony Scott
February 8, 2018

Puncture it and it might explode. The report also adds that the fire hazard is caused by an unfastened screw, which can lead to overheating and can damage the battery.

Lenovo is inspecting, and repairing if necessary, all affected systems free-of-charge.

Lenovo's fifth-gen ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptops were produced between December 2016 and October 2017, so they're still fairly new in PC terms, but they suffer from a loose screw defect that could damage the machine's battery and make it a fire risk, according to the company. Nonetheless, this is the first situation in recent memory that has identified an unfastened screw as a potential thermal cause for recall. It has not received any reports of damage to other property or persons. There were also no reports of overheating from the United States.

What Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptops are affected?

Four models of the fifth generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon are affected by the issue at hand. An additional 5,519 units were sold in Canada.

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If you're unsure whether your device is being recalled or not, you can head to Lenovo's support page for your region and enter your notebook's serial number. The machine type can be found in a sticker below the laptop. You can find your nearest Lenovo service center in the links provided in the recall notice.

Lenovo is recalling its excellent X1 Carbon laptop, the reason being a screw that could potentially result in a fire. Users could configure it with up to a seventh-generation Intel Kaby Lake processor, 16 GB of RAM, and 1 TB of SSD storage.

The laptops which are now being effected with the issue are the devices which have been built between December 2016 and October 2017.

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