CHINESE PC MAKER Lenovo has expanded its recall of Thinkcentre M70z and M90z desktops due to fire risk.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Lenovo announced a recall of 13,000 Thinkcentre M70z and Thinkcentre M90z systems due to a defect in the power supply that could lead to overheating and become a fire hazard. The CPSC said Thinkcentre M70z and M90z models with the date codes of 1001 to 1012, 1101 to 1112, 1201 to 1203, 001 to 012, 101 to 112 and 201 to 203 have been recalled.
According to the CPSC, it received one report of a fire incident and another of a smoke incident in the US. Lenovo puts the power supply in the all-in-one Thinkcentre M70z and Thinkcentre M90z behind the monitor.
The CPSC said the offending Lenovo units were sold between May 2010 and March 2012 in the US. It advised users of Thinkcentre M70z and Thinkcentre M90z all-in-one desktops to immediately stop using the machines, unplug the power supply and contact Lenovo.
It should be noted that Lenovo worked with the CPSC and this is a voluntary recall. Nevertheless, the CPSC said it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled product, meaning that flogging an iffy Thinkcentre M70z or M90z desktop PC on Ebay is out of the question. µ
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