Not shocked by Lenovo power cable recall

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Credit: CPSC

So I’m sitting at my kitchen table this morning scanning news items on my Lenovo ThinkPad, which is plugged into my kitchen wall via a Lenovo power cable, when I read this headline: “Lenovo recalls power cables over fire risk.”

The Consumer Product Safety Commission website was a bit more graphic: “Lenovo Recalls Computer Power Cords Due to Fire and Burn Hazards.”

Oh, swell.

All that was left to do was to see if my machine and its cable were on the recall list … I mean all that was left after gingerly unplugging. My luck on the recall front has been running cold of late, thanks to Toyota, so I was prepared for the bad news.

Here are the details:

The power cords were distributed with IdeaPad brand B-, G-, S-, U-, V- and Z-series laptop computers and Lenovo brand B-, G- and V-series laptop computers. The recalled power cords are black in color and have the "LS-15" molded mark on the AC adapter end. The manufacture date code in the format REV: 00 YYMM is on a label attached to the cord.

Pleased and relieved, I plugged back in.

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