Lenovo Issues Battery Pack Recall

April 21, 2015

Lenovo has issued a recall involving Lenovo battery packs sold with the following ThinkPad notebook computers:

  • The Edge 11, 13, 14, 15, 120, 125, 320, 325, 420, 425, 430, 520, 525 and 530 series
  • The L412, L420/421, L512 and L520 series
  • The T410, T420, T510 and T520 series
  • The W510 and W520 series
  • The X100e, X120e, X121e, X130e, X200, X200s, X201, X201s, X220 and X220t series

The battery packs were also sold separately. The black battery packs measure between 8 to 11 inches long, one to three inches wide and about one inch high. Recalled battery packs have one of the following part numbers, starting with the fourth digit in a long series of numbers and letters printed on a white sticker below the bar code on the battery pack:

42T4695 42T4711 42T4740 42T4798 42T4804
42T4812 42T4816 42T4822 42T4826 42T4828
42T4834 42T4840 42T4862 42T4868 42T4874
42T4880 42T4890 42T4944 42T4948 42T4954
42T4958 45N1022 45N1050    

Consumers should immediately turn off their ThinkPad notebook computer, remove the battery pack and contact Lenovo for a free replacement battery pack. Consumers can continue to use their ThinkPad notebook without the battery pack by plugging in the AC adapter and power cord.

To contact Lenovo, call (800) 426-7378 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the Lenovo website and select Support at the top of the page, then click on the link to the recall page in the News and Alerts section at the bottom right of the page for more information.