The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2017) might look like it’s from a decade ago but only the design is retro as this thin and light notebook packs Intel’s Core i7 7th generation processors coupled with up to 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB of SSD PCIe storage. You might want to pay attention if you own one because Lenovo and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission have concurrently issued a recall notice today for the Thinkpad X1 Carbon due to a potential fire hazard.
According to Lenovo, the problem was first noticed when three different users had reported that the batteries in their laptops were overheating. The recall notice mentions that an unfastened screw can damage the battery which can cause overheating and that poses a fire hazard.
The recall covers 78,000 units of the Thinkpad X1 Carbon that were sold in the United States and an additional 5,500 units that were sold in Canada. Machines manufactured for December 2016 through October 2017 are included in the recall.
While the company has voluntarily recalled over 80,000 units, it does point out that not a single unit has caught fire to date and that it has received “no reports of damage to persons or property, other than to the laptop PCs.”
Those who own a ThinkPad X1 Carbon should head over to the company’s website to find out if they have an affected unit. Lenovo is offering a free service inspection program through which it will inspect and repair all affected units free of charge.