WASHINGTON - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Lenovo ThinkCentre desktop computers due to risk of burn injury and fire.
A defect within an internal component can cause the power supply to overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
The recall includes 13,000 computers sold in the United States. One report of a computer catching fire and one report of a computer smoking have been documented. No injuries have been reported.
The recall involves Lenovo ThinkCentre M70z and M90z desktop computers.
The recalled all-in-one desktop computers, or PCs, are flat-panel monitors with the PC integrated into the monitor housing itself. The power supplies are also inside the monitor or PC housing. The computer chassis has a matte black finish with the brand name "ThinkCentre" in the lower left hand corner of the monitor front. The recalled desktop model numbers, M90z and M70z, along with the serial number and manufacturing date code can be found on a label on the underside of the unit.
The computers were sold between May 2010 and March 2012 online at Lenovo’s websites, by telephone, and direct sales through Lenovo authorized distributors nationwide. The computers are priced at $500.
Consumers are advised to stop using the recalled computers, unplug the power supply, and contact Lenovo for a free replacement power supply.
For more information, call Lenovo toll-free at (855) 248-2194 or visit www.lenovo.com/aiopsurecall .
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