Lenovo USB-C laptop computer energy financial institution recall: Transportable charger recalled over danger it may catch hearth

A transportable battery has been recalled over considerations it may burst into flames on account of a producing concern.

The Lenovo USB-C laptop computer energy financial institution (20000 mAh) prices USB-C laptops and gadgets and was offered in Australia and abroad in on-line shops together with Ingram Micro, Landmark Computer systems and JW computer systems.

The Australian Competitors and Shopper Fee (ACCC) on Friday issued a recall for the product for inventory offered between Could 12 and July 8.

The patron watchdog mentioned the product was recalled due to an inner screw that may come unfastened, inflicting the lithium-ion battery to brief circuit and overheat.

“There’s a danger of a severe burn harm or dying and/or property harm if the battery overheats and catches hearth,” the ACCC mentioned.

Affected energy banks might be recognized by the mannequin quantity PBLG2W, half quantity 40ALLG2WWW and a spread of construct dates positioned in the back of the facility financial institution.

The impacted construct dates embrace 21/12, 22/01, 22/02, 22/03, 22/04, 22/05 and 22/06.

Prospects who’ve bought one of many impacted merchandise ought to instantly cease utilizing the product and get in touch with Lenovo to obtain a alternative product or a full refund.

Customers can contact Lenovo by way of its product recollects web page or cellphone 1800 043 849, or electronic mail [email protected].

They’re suggested to incorporate ‘Lenovo USB-C Energy Financial institution Recall’ within the topic line of the e-mail.

Prospects are urged to not throw the battery within the garbage, residence recycling, or recycling containers discovered at retail and residential enchancment shops, as this can be a hearth hazard.

Customers ought to eliminate the facility financial institution in accordance with the native necessities for disposing of lithium batteries.

Lenovo is partnered with Product Recycling who supply recycling packages and drop-off places for lithium batteries.

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