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Lenovo Recalls ThinkCentre Desktops Due to Fire Hazard

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Lenovo is recalling 50,500 ThinkCentre M70z and M90z AIO desktops over a fire hazard issue.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a voluntary recall of Lenovo's all-in-one ThinkCentre M70z and M90z computers.

According to the alert, the recall affects around 50,500 units that were sold between May 2010 and January 2012. Consumers who purchased one of these AIOs in that timeframe are requested to check the serial number on their computer with Lenovo to determine if it is subject to this recall. The desktop model numbers along with the serial number and manufacturing date code (see below) can be found on a label on the underside of the unit.

"The recalled all-in-one desktop computers, or PCs, are flat-panel monitors with the PC integrated into the monitor housing itself," the statement describes. "The power supplies are also inside the monitor or PC housing. The computer chassis has a matte black finish with the brand name 'ThinkCentre' in the lower left hand corner of the monitor front."

The recall is the result of a defect in an internal component of the power supply which can overheat and pose a fire hazard. Consumers possibly owning one of these defective computers are requested to shut down the machine and unplug it from the wall immediately. The firm said it received reports of one fire incident and one smoke incident in the U.S., but so far no injuries have been reported.

The firm states that consumers who have determined that their AIO PC fits within the recall should contact Lenovo immediately to schedule an appointment for a free replacement of the power supply. Lenovo can be contacted at (855) 248-2194 anytime, or visit the firm's website at www.lenovo.com/aiopsurecall.

"The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product," the firm states. "Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov."

Models
M70z and M90z

Date Codes
1001 to 1012
1101 to 1112
001 to 012
101 to 112

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    memadmax , March 8, 2012 11:12 PM
    This country is so sue happy that when something isn't made perfectly(which is the case with everything, because nothing is perfect, and will eventually break) someone makes big bucks exploiting even a minor glitch......
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    AznCracker , March 8, 2012 11:12 PM
    Man, and I thought it was a hot deal.
  • 11 Hide
    memadmax , March 8, 2012 11:12 PM
    This country is so sue happy that when something isn't made perfectly(which is the case with everything, because nothing is perfect, and will eventually break) someone makes big bucks exploiting even a minor glitch......
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    ScrewySqrl , March 9, 2012 12:11 AM
    this is why I build my own

    EVERY major manufacturer skimps on power supplies, this is the innevitable result
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    amdfangirl , March 9, 2012 1:12 AM
    I like how it's a voluntary recall.
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    bloc97 , March 9, 2012 1:30 AM
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    ... the power supply which can overheat and pose a fire hazard...

    This is what happens when you play Crysis on Lenovo ThinkCentres...

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    Consumers possibly owning one of these defective computers are requested to shut down the machine and unplug it from the wall immediately.

    No need... Just un-install Crysis and you'll be fine... :) 
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    bloc97 , March 9, 2012 1:33 AM
    ScrewySqrlthis is why I build my ownEVERY major manufacturer skimps on power supplies, this is the innevitable result


    Agreed... But FSP PSU's aren't that bad...
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    rorouni , March 9, 2012 3:42 AM
    think center is not the model intended for gaming,, dont like integrated mobo.. much better to build our own..
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    alidan , March 9, 2012 3:45 AM
    explodeing psus are a fire hazard? why arent all manufactures who skimp on them being recalled to?
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    nebun , March 9, 2012 4:35 AM
    leave it to the Mexicans to phuck it up....they are already phucking the states along the US border
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    Partizan92 , March 9, 2012 12:57 PM
    I think Lenovo should blame Delta Electronics who has been the maker of PSU's for Lenovo... but only if the supply the internal parts for the PSU
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    cookoy , March 9, 2012 7:00 PM
    Nipping a potential problem in the bud and doing a voluntary recall to fix a potential problem is admirable. Unlike some companies that tried to hide or deny a problem. Does Dell ring a bell?
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    Hanin33 , March 9, 2012 8:20 PM
    nebunleave it to the Mexicans to phuck it up....they are already phucking the states along the US border


    Mexicans? where'd you pull that one out of? Lenovo is a wholly owned Chinese company... and i live on the south Texas border and it seems to me they're helping out local businesses by keeping the snowbirds and vacationers here instead of going there and dealing with their ongoing violence.

    but then again you're prolly just trolling...
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    unther , March 10, 2012 12:23 AM
    I had a problem the PSU on my Gateway Desktop, it had a ATI 4650 in it and it came with overclocking software, so I overclocked it. The PSU died in a month, Gateway wouldn't cover it because the GPU was overclock, but they included the software anyway.
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    nebun , March 10, 2012 4:29 AM
    Hanin33Mexicans? where'd you pull that one out of? Lenovo is a wholly owned Chinese company... and i live on the south Texas border and it seems to me they're helping out local businesses by keeping the snowbirds and vacationers here instead of going there and dealing with their ongoing violence.but then again you're prolly just trolling...

    did you look at the pictures? it says...MADE IN MEXICO....next time read before you speak :) 
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    moonzy , March 10, 2012 4:29 AM
    Hanin33Mexicans? where'd you pull that one out of? Lenovo is a wholly owned Chinese company... and i live on the south Texas border and it seems to me they're helping out local businesses by keeping the snowbirds and vacationers here instead of going there and dealing with their ongoing violence.but then again you're prolly just trolling...

    They're made in Mexico, like a lot of Lenovo Desktops. (See the Pic?)
    Who knows who's at fault? Probably Lenovo and their QA, that's who.
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    moonzy , March 10, 2012 4:35 AM
    nebundid you look at the pictures? it says...MADE IN MEXICO....next time read before you speak

    Exactly. You beat me to it.

    Back up your data, Send it back, get a replacement, end of story.
    Next!
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    Anonymous , March 14, 2012 11:00 PM
    I just swapped mine out today. The old power supply is made by Delta Electronics, stamped "Made in China". The replacement model they are giving us is a Lite-On, also Made in China.