Lenovo recalls ThinkCentre All-in-One desktops

A rogue batch of Lenovo’s ThinkCentre desktop computers could quite literally set the world on fire.

According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Lenovo, a defect in an internal component in the power supply could overheat and pose a fire hazard in the faulty batch of ThinkCentre M70z and M90z desktop computers. These were manufactured between May 2012 through to January 2012.

Although there are around 50,500 products thought to be risk, Lenovo has said that it’s only received reports of one fire.  There was an incident where smoke was seen but that did not lead to any flames. Luckily for its lawyers no injuries have been reported.

Consumers are being advised to check their PCs serial numbers and the manufacturing date code, which can be found on a label on the underside of the unit. Date codes thought to be at risk include 1001 to 1012, 1101 to 1112, 001 to 012 and 101 to 112.

Those who fear they have may have a potential combuster on their hands are advised to immediately stop using the computers, unplug the power supply and contact Lenovo to double check and to schedule an appointment for a free replacement of the power supply.

This isn’t the first time Lenovo’s products have potentially gone up in flames. Back in October the company announced a recall of ThinkPad Notebook Computer Batteries after fears of overheating and fires.