Lenovo recalls 205,000 notebook batteries

March 1st, 2007

Lenovo recalls 205,000 notebook batteries.  This comes after four customers complained that their batteries had overheated after being dropped, incidents that caused minor eye irritation to one user and severe damage to the notebooks in all four cases.

The batteries affected are all 9-cell 10.8V, 5.2 Ah extended life batteries manufactured by Panasonic in Japan.  These batteries were sold by Lenovo between November 2005 and February 2007 with the following ThinkPads R series, T series and Z series notebook lines (these notebooks came with a choice of 4, 6 and 9 cell battery packs), specifically:

  • R60 and R60e Series
  • T60 and T60p Series
  • Z60m, Z61e, Z61m, and Z61p Series 
  • All faulty battery packs have the following part number: FRU P/N 92P1131

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