Lenovo has recently announced a recall of its USB-C Laptop Power Bank, citing fire hazard concerns. The affected units, identified by the part number 40ALLG2WWW, were manufactured between December 2021 and June 2022. This recall highlights the ongoing challenges faced by manufacturers in ensuring the safety of lithium-ion batteries, which are commonly used in a wide range of electronic devices but are known to pose fire risks under certain conditions.
The issue with the recalled Lenovo power bank stems from internal screws that may become loose. This defect can potentially lead to a short circuit, causing the lithium-ion battery to overheat. Given the volatile nature of lithium-ion batteries when exposed to air, this overheating can result in dangerous fire hazards.
Lenovo recalls USB-C Laptop Power Bank
Lenovo has not specified the scale of the recall but has issued a statement urging users who own this specific model of the power bank to immediately cease its use. The company has set up a process for affected customers to verify their device's eligibility for replacement. Customers are required to provide the serial number of their device, along with a clear photo of the label, and their shipping and contact information.
In compliance with local, state, and federal laws, regulations, and guidelines, Lenovo advises customers to dispose of the recalled power bank at a facility equipped to handle lithium batteries. This step ensures the safe disposal of the device, aligning with environmental and safety standards. Lenovo has also made available a list of contact points for customers across various regions, including North America, Latin America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific, to facilitate the recall process. Further details regarding the recall can be found on Lenovo's official website.