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Safety Alert

Lenovo Recalls Computer Power Cords Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: AC power cords

Hazard: The AC power cord can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

Remedy: Replace

Consumer Contact: Lenovo at (800) 426-7378 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday; or online at www.lenovo.com and click on Support at the top of the page, then select News and Alerts, then click on Recalls for more information.

Units: About 500,000 in the U.S. and 44,000 in Canada

Description: This recall involves Lenovo's LS-15 AC power cord manufactured from February 2011 to December 2011. The power cords were distributed with IdeaPad brand B-, G-, S-, U-, V- and Z-series laptop computers and Lenovo brand B-, G- and V-series laptop computers. The recalled power cords are black in color and have the "LS-15" molded mark on the AC adapter end. The manufacture date code in the format REV: 00 YYMM is on a label attached to the cord.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported in the U.S. or Canada. Lenovo has received reports from outside the U.S. of 15 incidents involving overheating, sparking, melting and burning. No injuries were reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled power cords and contact Lenovo for a free replacement. Consumers can continue to use the computer on battery power.

Sold at: Laptop computers with the AC power cords were sold at computer and electronics stores, authorized dealers and online at www.lenovo.com from February 2011 through June 2012 for between $350 and $1,500.

Manufacturer: Lenovo Inc., of Morrisville, N.C.

Manufactured in: China