December 15, 2014

Lenovo Recalls More Than 500,000 Laptop Power Cords Over Fire and Burn Hazards

The Chinese technology giant Lenovo is recalling more than half a million laptop power cords which it says could pose fire and burn hazards to customers.

Lenovo says customers should immediately unplug and and stop using the recalled power cords and to contact Lenovo for a free replacement.

This recall comes amidst reports from various customers around the world involving overheating, sparking, melting and burning of power cords although no injuries or serious incidents have been reported.

According to Lenovo, the laptop power cords involved are their LS - 15 AC power cords manufactured between February 2011 to December 2011 and is used by a wide range of their Ideapad series of laptops.