Lenovo yesterday announced that it is recalling around 78000 units of its ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5th generation laptop. The company says that it is recalling these units since the laptop has been experiencing issue impacting the battery leading to increasing risk of fire.
The company says that the issue is being impacted for the ThinkPad X1 device and is being caused by an unfastened screw that damages the laptop battery leading to overheating. This issue is currently being effected to a limited number of laptops with model numbers 20HQ, 20HR, 20K3, and 20K4.
If any of our users are using a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon you would need to check the product label at the back of the device which shows you the machine type code. The device needs to be a 5th Generation ThinkPad carrying any of the one code mentioned above.
The laptops which are currently being effected with the issue are the devices which have been built between December 2016 and October 2017. To know if you are carrying any of the effected devices you can check the manufacturing date on the product label and if the device manufacturing date is after October 2017 then you need not worry about the issue as newer models after October 2017 are not being effected.
Currently there have been no reports of overheating or fire being reported from any places as per the report from the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. Lenovo has also noted that users being effected by the issue should stop using the device immediately and need to visit the nearest authorized repair center for inspection.
The company will not be charging the users who are effected by the issue and is working on fixing the unfastened screw issue at the earliest.