Lenovo ThinkCentre Desktop Computers Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

New York— The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with computer manufacturer Lenovo, issued a statement March 8th regarding an immediate product recall of Lenovo ThinkCentre M70z and M90z desktop computers.

As stated in the safety notice, a defect in an internal component in the power supply can overheat, posing a potential fire hazard to consumers. When flames are generated from the computer overheating, nearby household items are at risk catch fire, posing fire and smoke hazards to consumers using these desktop computers.

The number of defective Lenovo ThinkCentre Desktop Computers in the United States is more than 50,000, with incidents reported by users of the desktop computers. Consumers reported incidents resulting in fire damage to personal items along with desktop computers producing smokes.

The recall issued by Lenovo includes two models of desktop computers; the M70z and M90z, both of which are all-in-one desktop computers with flat-panel monitors and are black colored. The malfunctioning power supplies are also inside the computer housing. The product name “ThinkCentre” is on the lower left hand corner of the unit’s front. The recalled desktop model numbers, product serial numbers, and manufacturing dates are located on the underside of the computer. The units impacted by the recall were manufactured in Mexico between May 2011 and January 2012. Consumers are urged to check computers and halt use if in possession of an impacted desktop unit.

The Lenovo desktop computers were sold to consumers nationwide,” said Ross Cellino. “If anyone has one of these computers they should discontinue use immediately.”

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