Lenovo, cooperating with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, announced today a voluntary recall of ThinkCentre M70z and M90z desktop computers, due to a potential fire hazard. The CPSC has advised consumers to discontinue use of the recalled products as of now, and points out that it is illegal to even attempt to resell a recall machine.
The details of the recall have been listed on the CPSC site:
Name of Product: Lenovo ThinkCentre M70z and M90z desktop computers
Units: About 50,500
Manufacturer/Importer: Lenovo, of Morrisville, N.C.
Hazard: A defect in an internal component in the power supply can overheat and pose a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm received reports of one fire incident and one smoke incident in the U.S. No injuries have been reported.
Description: 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 inside 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 along with the serial number and manufacturing date code can be found on a label on the underside of the unit.
As Lenovo has pointed out, only certain computers of the series were affected, and consumers would need to check the serial numbers on their desktops. The numbers to look for are in the date code ranges 1001 to 1012, 1101 to 1112, 001 to 012 and 101 to 112.
Additional recall details:
Sold at: Online at Lenovo’s websites, 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.
Manufactured in: Mexico
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the computers, unplug the power supply and contact the firm to determine if your computer is included in the recall and to schedule an appointment for a free replacement of the power supply.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Lenovo toll-free at (855)248-2194 anytime, or visit the firm’s website at www.lenovo.com/aiopsurecall
Any users who would like to report an incident with the product to the CPSC can do so here.