ThinkCentre Computer Recall Expanded by Lenovo

Posted on April 24, 2012

A recall originally reported back in March has been expanded by the company that instituted the measure in the first place.

The recall concerns thousands of Lenovo ThinkCentre M70z and M90z computers.  These computers were manufactured in Mexico by North Carolina-based Lenovo and then imported by same.  The original recall notice that was issued in March concerned 50,500 computers, and this new announcement expands that recall to encompass 13,000 more, bringing the grand total to 63,500 defective units.

The issue has to do with the power supply.  An internal component has a defect which may cause it to overheat, creating a potential fire hazard.  There has yet to be a reported injury, but Lenovo has received one report of smoke and another of fire.

Concerned owners are being advised to contact Lenovo directly to determine if their computers have the affected serial numbers.  In the meantime, people are being advised to unplug the device until an appointment can be made with the firm to have the defective unit replaced.

Due to the expansion, even those who previously thought their computer was safe should contact Lenovo once again.  The items were available through various distributors across the country between May of last year and March of this year.  The M70z cost $500, and the M90z cost $800.

It disturbs me as a Long Beach personal injury attorney that a recall might not always encompass all affected products.  I wish as a personal injury lawyer in Ventura that all recalls could be accurate the first time, because if they’re not, it only invites further injury.

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