Lenovo latest manufacturer to recall Sony made laptop batteries

Another week, another battery recall. This week its Lenovo and IBM who has recalled over 526,000 laptop batteries, made by you guessed it - Sony.

According to the company's website, the company has "in cooperation with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and other regulatory agencies, have announced the voluntary recall of certain lithium-ion batteries manufactured by Sony Corporation".

Lenovo has said that it will offer customers free-of-charge replacement batteries for all recalled batteries.

IBM and Lenovo sold these Sony batteries in systems listed below between February 2005 and September 2006.

Customers who bought one of the following systems may have a battery subject to this recall:

* ThinkPad R Series (R51e, R52, R60, R60e)
* ThinkPad T Series (T43, T43p, T60)
* ThinkPad X Series (X60, X60s)

Additionally, since these batteries can also be used with ThinkPad T4x Series or ThinkPad R5x Series systems, customers who ordered an extra battery or received a replacement battery for any ThinkPad T4x or ThinkPad R5x Series notebook PC between February 2005 and September 2006 may also have a battery subject to recall.

Lenovo is recommending customers cease using their laptops with batteries until they get their replacement sent through.

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