Lenovo announced yesterday plans to revoke tens of thousands of ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5 laptops due to a loose screw that could cause fire on laptop batteries.
According to a statement issued by Lenovo late last night, the company "has found that a limited number of systems may have a faulty screw […] which can damage the battery by overheating, and possibly putting the devices at risk of fire. ”.
The Chinese company reports that the ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5 generation laptops built between December 2016 and October of 2017 are said to be affected.
The Consumer Product Safety Committee in the United States estimates that the number of ThinkPad X1 Carbon notebooks in the US is about 78.000, while 5.500 was sold to Canada.
Lenovo said that only ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptops codenamed "Machine Type" of 20HQ, 20HR, 20K3 or 20K4 are affected. Device owners can find this code on a sticker on the back of the device.
If you are interested in the issue, Lenovo has it create a website where you can enter the serial number of your device and find out if you need to contact a Lenovo representative to replace your device.