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Is a Lenovo recall just around the corner?

Last week, an IBM ThinkPad burst into flames at LAX. Lenovo wasted no time in getting that fiery ThinkPad off to its engineers in Yamato, Japan. To no one’s surprise, the T43 battery was indeed identified as a Sony unit, eWeek confirmed.

 

"Extreme cases of battery failures such as this are very rare in Lenovo notebooks," Ray Gorman, a Lenovo spokesperson said. "Our number one concern is public safety. We've launched an investigation. We will take whatever measures necessary to serve the interest of our customers and public safety."

 

Analysts believe that as statistically insignificant, in terms of failure rate, as this single ThinkPad battery incident is, Lenovo may have no other choice but to follow Dell and Apple in recalling all affected battery units. Stay tuned for more news from Lenovo as it develops.



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RE: Ironic?
By mindless1 on 9/25/2006 9:37:15 AM , Rating: 2
Lighting a laptop on fire will not even closely resemble the damage from a cell shorting, exploding. Laptops are not made of wood, after such an event there is much evidence left behind, and as already noted in the article, this evidence was analyzed.


RE: Ironic?
By TheDoc9 on 9/25/06, Rating: 0
RE: Ironic?
By Goty on 9/25/2006 10:34:33 AM , Rating: 2
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