And you thought laptop battery recalls where so 2006. Lenovo has announced today that it is to recall 205,000 laptop batteries in cooperation with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Lenovo has said that it will offer customers free-of-charge replacements for all recalled battery packs of the extended-life, 9-cell battery packs.

The company has said that notebook computers containing the recalled battery packs may overheat, posing a potential safety hazard to users if the battery pack experiences a strong external impact.

Lenovo said it sold the battery packs with new notebook computers or as optional or replacement battery packs on the R60 and R60e Series, T60 and T60p Series, and Z60m, Z61e, Z61m, and Z61p Series models.

These models may have shipped with either regular or extended-life, 9-cell battery packs; only some of the larger, extended-life, 9-cell battery packs with the part number FRU P/N 92P1131 are being recalled.