Lenovo warns of fire danger from faulty ThinkCentres

By Allie Coyne on Mar 12, 2012 9:25 AM
Filed under Hardware

Recalls 160,000 units globally.

Lenovo has issued a worldwide recall for its ThinkCentre all-in-one PCs due to a fire hazard posed by a faulty power supply.

It is urging customers to immediately unplug the power cord and stop using M70z and M90z models sold between 1st May 2010 and 30th January 2012.

The ACCC has released a product safety notice for Australian M90z customers, citing danger of possible overheating and smoke due to some defective metalized capacitors inside the power supplies. The M70z is not available locally.

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Lenovo said it had only received two notifications worldwide of fire damaging the PC. Good Gear Guide reports one PC caught fire while one emitted smoke. 

The PC maker is recalling 160,000 M70z and M90z ThinkCentres globally. Affected users can contact Lenovo’s Support Centre on 131426 for a free replacement power supply. 

“Lenovo greatly appreciates your business and apologises for the inconvenience caused by these issues,” the PC maker said in a statement. 

 
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