Approximately 50,000 Desktop Computers Recalled
On March 8, 2012, Lenovo recalled about 50,000 desktop computers made by ThinkCentre due to the fire hazards posed by the defective product. The recalled is localized to desktop computers only, and any of the products that were sold and purchased between May 2010 and January 2012 are said to pose significant fire hazard risks. According to reports issued by the U.C. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the potential for fire is caused by a defect in an internal component within the power supply, which can overheat, leading to fire in some instances. As a result, Lenovo, located in Morrisville, North Carolina, has taken swift action to recall all desktop computers manufactured and sold between the dates specified above.
To date, the Lenovo Company has received one incident report of fire and one incident report of smoke. So far, no injuries have been reported. However, that does not mean that no one has been harmed by the defective computers that were marketed and sold. If you have suffered burns or any other type of injury from a fire that started during the use of your ThinkCentre desktop computer, then you may not be alone and Lenovo's recent recall is proof of this fact. Thousands of the computers were sold online and via telephone, as well as in direct sales that were authorized by the company. The computers were sold nationwide, and individuals throughout the United States stand to be affected by the perilous affects caused by a smoking and/ or burning computers bought from the company.
Owners of ThinkCentre desktops have been warned against further use of the product, and these individuals are urged to immediately unplug their computer from their power source and cease use of the product. Any purchasers of the product are at liberty to contact the firm for assistance in determining whether or not their computer is at risk of fire hazards, and those that have been recalled are eligible for free replacement by Lenovo. Specifically under scrutiny right now are the M70z model and the M90z model.
The recent recall of Lenovo's desktop computers is unfortunately yet another in a long line of defective products that are marketed and sold each and every year. Too often, the safety inspections and testing regimes conducted on pre-sale products do not sufficiently identify problematic issues with said products. As such, users are at risk of great danger, such as that which has been posed to ThinkCentre computer owners across the nation. If you or a loved one have been injured or harmed in any way from use of a defective product then you are entitled to take legal action and a North Carolina personal injury attorney from our firm can help. Lanier Law Group, P.A. is dedicated to protecting victims of injury accidents, and accidents caused by a fault product are no exception. We are ready to take on your case and work to make sure that you are not further harmed. Contact a North Carolina defective product lawyer from our firm today to learn more.