Lenovo Inc., of Morrisville, N.C., has recalled its AC power cords. This includes about 500,000 in the U.S. and 44,000 in Canada. The AC power cord can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards. This recall involves Lenovo’s LS-15 AC power cord manufactured from February 2011 to December 2011. The power cords were distributed with IdeaPad brand B-, G-, S-, U-, V- and Z-series laptop computers and Lenovo brand B-, G- and V-series laptop computers. The recalled power cords are black in color and have the “LS-15” molded mark on the AC adapter end. The manufacture date code in the format REV: 00 YYMM is on a label attached to the cord. None reported in the U.S. or Canada. Lenovo has received reports from outside the U.S. of 15 incidents involving overheating, sparking, melting and burning. No injuries were reported.
The power cords were sold at Laptop computers with the AC power cords were sold at computer and electronics stores, authorized dealers and online at www.lenovo.com from February 2011 through June 2012 for between $350 and $1,500. Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled power cords and contact Lenovo for a free replacement. Consumers can continue to use the computer on battery power. Contact Lenovo at 800-426-7378 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday; or online at www.lenovo.com and click on Support at the top of the page, then select News and Alerts, then click on Recalls for more information.
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