IBM has received reports that some of these adapters have overheated, resulting in melting of adapter housing and charring of the circuit board inside the housing. None of the incidents has resulted in reports of personal injury. There have been some reports of minor property damage. IBM voluntarily reported this information to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and is working in cooperation with the CPSC on this recall. These adapters were manufactured for IBM by Delta Electronics Inc.
While awaiting a replacement adapter from IBM, customers should unplug the adapter from the wall electrical outlet when unattended. If an adapter shows any sign of overheating, customers should immediately unplug the adapter at the wall electrical outlet and notify IBM.
|How to determine if your AC adapter is affected|
The AC adapter brick is a small rectangular black plastic box. On one end there is a permanently attached wire that connects to the computer through a round connector, and on the other end, there is a detachable cord that will plug into an AC outlet.
The adapter brick is approximately 2.7 cm x 4.8 cm x 11.3 cm in dimension. The label will contain the following part number numbers: 02K6549. No other IBM ThinkPad AC adapters are affected. The graphic below shows the location of the part number on the AC adapter. You can click on the graphic to view a larger picture:
|What to do|
We want the old AC adapter back so it can be destroyed and disposed of properly. Here is all you have to do: