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Fire risk forces recall of 500,000 laptop power cables

Fire risk forces recall of 500,000 laptop power cables
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If you or someone you know has a Lenovo laptop, you need to pay attention! Lenovo is issuing a recall on 500,000 laptop power cords due to fire and burn hazards.

Issues with these cords include overheating, sparking, burning and melting. Even though no injuries have been reported yet, it's crucial that you double-check your power cords to make sure that you or a loved one don't have one of these faulty cords.

If you do have one of these cords, contact Lenovo at (800) 426-7378 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday; or online at www.lenovo.com and click on Support at the top of the page, then select News and Alerts, then click on Recalls for more information.

From the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC):

"This recall involves Lenovo's LS-15 AC power cord manufactured from February 2011 to December 2011. The power cords were distributed with IdeaPad brand B-, G-, S-, U-, V- and Z-series laptop computers and Lenovo brand B-, G- and V-series laptop computers. The recalled power cords are black in color and have the "LS-15" molded mark on the AC adapter end. The manufacture date code in the format REV: 00 YYMM is on a label attached to the cord."

Next page: Keep going to see what these faulty cords look like.
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