Lenovo (Australia & New Zealand) Pty Ltd—Lithium-ion batteries sold for Lenovo ‘Thinkpad’ branded notebooks

Identifying features

Each affected battery will have an associated 7-digit alphanumeric Assembly-Part Number (ASM P/N) (this is different from the alphanumeric serial number for the notebook system itself).

42T4695 42T4695
42T4711 42T4711
42T4740 42T4740
42T4798 42T4798
42T4804 42T4804
42T4812 42T4812
42T4816 42T4816
42T4822 42T4822
42T4826 42T4826
42T4828 42T4828
42T4834 42T4834
42T4840 42T4840
42T4862 42T4862

To determine whether your battery is affected please visit www.lenovo.com/batteryprogram2014

What are the defects?

The lithium-ion battery may overheat, posing a fire hazard.

What are the hazards?

If the battery packs overheat, they pose the risk of fire and burn hazard to consumers.

What should consumers do?

Consumers should immediately turn off their computer, remove the battery and only power the computer through the AC adaptor and power cord. Consumers are asked to visit www.lenovo.com/batteryprogram2014 to determine if they are affected and to arrange for a free replacement battery.

For more information consumers can contact Lenovo (Australia & New Zealand) Pty Ltd (toll free) on 1800 041 267 or visit www.lenovo.com/batteryprogram2014.

Traders who sold this product

Various computer retailers

Where the product was sold
Dates available for sale
  • 1 February 2010 - 30 June 2012

Recall advertisements and supporting documentation

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission