Lenovo expands recall of ThinkCentre desktops due to fire hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says faulty component in the desktop could cause fire

Lenovo is expanding the recall of some ThinkCentre all-in-ones due to a component defect that can cause the PCs to overheat and catch fire, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Tuesday.

The PC maker is recalling 13,000 more ThinkCentre M90z and M70z models after a fire and smoke incidents were reported in the U.S, the CPSC said. The government agency is asking consumers to immediately stop using the computers.

ThinkCentre desktops are all-in-one PCs with all components integrated inside a monitor. The expanded recall covers desktops that were sold online and through distributors from May 2010 through March this year.

Consumers will qualify for recall based on the manufacturing date code, which can be verified on a label underneath the PC. The expanded recall covers models with code numbers 201 to 203 and 1201 to 1203. Lenovo in March recalled 50,500 ThinkCentre M70z and M90z desktops due to the fire hazard with manufacturing code numbers 1001 to 1012, 1101 to 1112, 001 to 012 and 101 to 112.

Additional recall information can be found on Lenovo's website. Customers call also call Lenovo's recall hotline at 1-855-248-2194.

Agam Shah covers PCs, tablets, servers, chips and semiconductors for IDG News Service. Follow Agam on Twitter at @agamsh. Agam's e-mail address is agam_shah@idg.com

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