Lenovo has issued a recall in Australia and worldwide for lithium-ion batteries that were sold in laptops, or sold as options, between October 2010 and April 2011. The recall has been issued because of a possibility that the battery may overheat, which can then pose a risk of fire or burns.
Lenovo recommends that users who have bought Lenovo ThinkPad laptops or stand-alone lithium-ion batteries between the affected dates to remove the battery and only run on wall adapter power.
The recall is effective on a worldwide scale and could possibly affect some specific ThinkPad products between the issued dates, regardless of where they were purchased. The affected models are T510, W510, X100E, X201, X201s, Edge 11, Edge 13, and Mini 10.
Lenovo has set up a Web page where users can check if their laptop battery is affected. It requires the downloading of a tool, which must be run on the ThinkPad laptop concerned so that the system can be checked to see if the battery might be affected by the recall. A replacement program has been put in place for affected users.
More information can be found on the batteryprogram2014 Web page.
Good Gear Guide has sought comment from Lenovo Australia.