The product liability lawyers at SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION
advise the public of a recent, voluntary product recall initiated on or
about March 27, 2014, involving Lenovo battery packs. The product recall
number for this event is 14-142. The recall of these various, ThinkPad
notebook computer battery packs was instituted in conjunction and cooperation
with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission ("CPSC").
These Lenovo battery packs currently number approximately 34,500 in current
distribution within the United States. There are an additional 3,000 such
units in distribution within Canada. The product defect associated with
these various units involves the battery packs' tendencies to overheat
while in use, thereby resulting in localized melting. This condition poses
an obvious fire and burn injury hazard.
For product identification purposes, the following Lenovo battery packs
sold with the below, indicated series, are involved in this product recall:
Edge 11, 13 and 14 series;
T410, T420, T510 and W510 series; and
X100e, X120e, X200, X201 and X201s series.
It is important to note that the individual battery packs were sold separately,
as well. The colors additionally vary, with the black-colored battery
packs measuring approximately eight to eleven inches in length, and additionally
one to three inches in width. They are approximately one inch in height.
With regard to the individual battery packs themselves, we list below the
associated part numbers - these can be found starting with the 4th digit
in a series of letters and numbers found on white stickers under the bar
Lenovo is already in receipt of multiple reports from the field of these
battery packs overheating and resulting in property damage. These recalled
products were sold at retail at various electronics and computer stores,
as well as online at www.lenovo.com and other such dealers and distributor
websites. They were sold nationally from the periods October 2010 up to
April of 2011. They retailed at ranges between $350 and $3,000 (when sold
in conjunction withThinkPad notebook computers). Also, as previously mentioned,
these were sold separately. When these various, recalled battery packs
were sold separately, they retailed between $80 and $150. These recalled
products were imported by Lenovo Inc., of Morrisville, North Carolina,
and manufactured in China.
The product defect attorneys at SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION
have extensive experience with and are experts at fire litigation and
related, fire cause and origin and forensic investigations.
Attorney David Shoop has been investigating fire scenes and litigating fires and casualty cases
for over a decade in California and throughout the nation.
David Shoop has investigated scores of fire scenes and has recovered millions
of dollars for burn injury victims. He is a member of the National Fire
Protection Association ("NFPA") Research Committee and has prepared
numerous lectures on NFPA 921 standards application and evidentiary-related issues.
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