The Commission Consumer Product Safety (CPSC) reported that Lenovo is recalling about 500,000 power cables in the United States and 44,000 in Canada. It advises consumers to immediately stop using these cables and contact Lenovo for a free replacement.
The product is a power cable “LS-15″ which was sold to Lenovo laptops between February 2011 and June 2012.
“Power cords were distributed with the Idea Pad brand in B-, G-, S-, U-, V- and Z laptops Lenovo series.
“Removed cables market power is black and have a LS-15 molded on the end of AC adapter. The manufacturing date code on the REV format: 00 AAMM is on a label attached to the cable, “said CPSC’s report.
The Consumer Commission noted that there have been no cases of overheating in the US or Canada, but there are 15 other countries complain (the report does not mention which). There are no reports of injuries.
The CPSC also mentioned that retirement is for the cable connecting the power adapter Alternating Current (AC) to the electrical outlet, no AC adapter that plugs into the laptop.
Affected customers will receive their new replacement 7-10 business days after the request has been sent. Until then, consumers have to rely on your laptop battery.