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Dear Lenovo Customer,
Lenovo is currently offering free-of-charge replacement batteries due to two unrelated battery recalls. You may click here to determine if your battery has been recalled. In the interest of public safety, Lenovo will offer customers free-of-charge replacement batteries for all recalled batteries.
For additional information on both battery recalls, including frequently asked questions (FAQs) and the systems and part numbers affected, click below.
On March 1, 2007, Lenovo voluntarily recalled approximately 205,000 9-cell lithium-ion batteries. These batteries were manufactured for use with ThinkPad notebook computers that shipped worldwide between November 2005 and February 2007.
Lenovo sold the batteries with new notebook computers or as optional or replacement batteries on the models listed below.
ThinkPad R60 and R60e Series
ThinkPad T60 and T60p Series
ThinkPad Z60m, Z61e, Z61m, and Z61p Series
These models may have shipped with either 6-cell or 9-cell batteries; only the 9-cell batteries with the part number FRU P/N 92P1131 are being recalled.
If your battery part number is FRU P/N 92P1131, use the Automated Solution below to verify your battery part number and order a replacement battery.
Until a replacement for a recalled battery arrives, if you intend to transport your ThinkPad notebook PC or use it in a manner that may subject it to a strong external impact, you should turn off the system, remove the battery, and only power your ThinkPad by plugging in the AC adapter and power cord.
On September 28, 2006, Lenovo and IBM Corporation, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and other regulatory agencies, announced the voluntary recall of 526,000 lithium-ion batteries manufactured by Sony Corporation.
IBM and Lenovo sold these Sony batteries in the systems listed below between February 2005 and September 2006.
ThinkPad R51e, R52, R60, R60e
ThinkPad T43, T43p, T60, T60p
ThinkPad X60, X60s
Customers who ordered additional batteries or received replacement batteries for the systems listed below between February 2005 and September 2006 should also check the battery bar code number to determine if their battery is being recalled.
ThinkPad R50, R50e, R50p, R51
ThinkPad T40, T40p, T41, T41p, T42, T42p
Note: The table below lists the battery part numbers (P/N) of the Sony batteries affected by the recall. SOME of the batteries with these part numbers are being recalled, NOT ALL of them. If your battery part number matches any of the ASM P/N or FRU P/N listed, you must use the Automated Solution below to determine whether your battery is being recalled.
Until a replacement for a recalled battery arrives, to continue using your ThinkPad notebook PC safely, you should turn off the system, remove the battery, and only power your ThinkPad by plugging in the AC adapter and power cord.
Lenovo apologizes for the inconvenience caused by these issues. Shipment of quality products always has been and continues to be the foremost concern.
To use our automated solution you must be viewing this page using a ThinkPad notebook PC. If your battery is included in either recall, your battery replacement options will display.
Click the link below to launch the automated solution. Or, click special instructions, if you prefer step-by-step instructions.