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Battery recall

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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.

Expand or Collapse this section Details on the March 1, 2007 battery recall

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.

View March 1, 2007 battery recall FAQs.

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.


Expand or Collapse this section Details on the September 28, 2006 battery recall

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.

View September 28, 2006 battery recall FAQs.

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.

ASM P/N FRU P/N
92P1072 92P1073
92P1088 92P1089
92P1142 92P1141
92P1170 92P1169, 93P5028
92P1174 92P1173, 93P5030

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.
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Automated Solution
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.

Determine if your battery is being recalled Determine if your battery is being recalled

Note:
If you run the automated solution again, a Lenovo Battery Program - InstallShield Wizard will appear.
  • Select Repair to run the automated solution again.
  • Select Remove to remove the automated solution from your system.

Battery removal and installation instructions

Check your warranty ThinkPad R51e, and R52 systems
Check your warranty ThinkPad R60 and R60e systems
Check your warranty ThinkPad T43, and T43p systems
Check your warranty ThinkPad T60 systems
Check your warranty ThinkPad X60 and X60s systems
Check your warranty ThinkPad Z60m systems
Check your warranty ThinkPad Z61e, Z61m, and Z61p systems
If you require further assistance, call your local Customer Support Center.


Special instructions for using our automated solution
  1. Print this page so you can follow these instructions as the automated solution runs.
  2. After you have printed the instructions, launch the automated solution.
  3. A File Download: Security Warning box will appear. Select Run. (If you prefer to select Save, you must note the location where you saved the file, and then double-click the file to launch it.) A progress window will display, which indicates the progress of the file download.
  4. Once the download is complete, a dialog window will ask "Do you want to run this file?" Select Run.
  5. An InstallShield Wizard window will display. Click Install to install the automated solution. Your default browser should launch and display a page indicating whether you are affected or not.
  6. A final InstallShield window will display. Click Finish to complete the install.

The automated solution will gather the information necessary to determine if your battery is affected by the recall. Once it has completed this task, your default browser will display. The page that appears will tell you whether or not your battery needs to be replaced. If it does, your battery replacement options will display.

Expand or Collapse this section Instructions for uninstalling the automated solution
Note: Uninstalling the automated solution is optional.

For Microsoft Windows 2000

  1. Launch Windows 2000. Log in as a user with Administrator authority.
  2. Click Start, select Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  3. Double-click Add/Remove Programs.
  4. Select Lenovo Battery Program.
  5. Click Remove.
  6. Restart the system.

For Microsoft Windows XP

  1. Launch Windows XP. Log in as a user with Administrator authority.
  2. For Windows XP with classic Start menu, click Start, select Settings, and then click Control Panel.
    All others click Start and then click Control Panel.
  3. For Windows XP with classic Control Panel view, double-click Add or Remove Programs.
    All others click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Select Lenovo Battery Program.
  5. Click Change/Remove.
  6. Restart the system.


  • Alias ID: BATT-LENOVO
  • Document ID: HT004883
  • Last Updated :07 Apr 2015
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