Lenovo recalled X1 Carbon 5th-gen laptop over potential fire risk

Lenovo has recalled the selected ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5th Generation laptops due to potential fire risk.

The company has recalled those units which were manufactured between December 2016 and October 2017. The notice is issued by Lenovo and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The recall includes X1 machine types “20HQ,” “20HR,” “20K3,” and “20K4.”

The total number of units said to be around 78,000 in the US and 5,000 in Canada. However, no reports have been registered so far regarding the ThinkPad X1 Carbon’s fire or overheating. If reports are to be believed, the reason behind the possible fire hazard is said to be an “unfastened screw,” which was left in the units during manufacture. The screw is said to lead to an overheating of lithium-ion battery and could possibly to fire eruption.

The company said, “Lenovo is offering free service inspections for all affected ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5th Generation laptops manufactured between the dates as stated above.” Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is currently available in the select markets at the price of around $1,700.

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Shailesh Sharma

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