About 50,500 Lenovo ThinkCenter computers have been recalled after a fire report, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.
The 50,500 recalled Lenovo ThinkCentre M70z and M90z desktop computers were manufactured in Mexico by Lenovo, of Morrisville, North Carolina, which is also the importer. The defective desktop computers were sold online at Lenovo’s websites and by telephone and direct sales through Lenovo authorized distributors, nationwide, from May 2010 through January 2012 for about $500 for the M70z model and $800 for the M90z model.
A defect in an internal component in the power supply can overheat and pose a fire hazard. To date, the firm received reports of one fire incident and one smoke incident in the U.S. No injuries have been reported.
The recalled all-in-one desktop computers, or PCs, are flat-panel monitors with the PC integrated into the monitor housing itself. The power supplies are also within the monitor or PC housing. The computer chassis has a matte black finish with the brand name “ThinkCentre” in the lower, left-hand corner of the monitor front.
The recalled desktop model numbers are M90z and M70z. The model number, serial number, and manufacturing date code can be found on a label on the underside of the unit. Date codes are 1001 to 1012, 1101 to 1112, 001 to 012, and 101 to 112.
Only certain M70z and M90z computers built during this time frame are affected. Consumers must check the serial number on their computer with Lenovo to determine if their computer is subject to this recall.
The firm also advises consumers to immediately stop using the recalled Lenovo computers, unplug the power supply, and contact the firm to determine if the computer is included in the recall and to schedule an appointment for a free replacement of the power supply. Lenovo can be reached, toll-free, at 1.855.248.2194, anytime, or at the firm’s website at www.lenovo.com/aiopsurecall.