Thursday, 13 December, 2018

Lenovo issues ThinkPad X1 Carbon recall due to potential fire hazard issues

Lenovo X1 Carbon 5th-gen recalled over fire risk a screw is to blame Lenovo issues ThinkPad X1 Carbon recall due to potential fire hazard issues
Melissa Porter | 07 February, 2018, 07:00

These machines were manufactured from December 2016 until October 2017.

Lenovo has announced the voluntary recall of four models of its ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5th Generation notebooks.

The company has received three customer reports worldwide of an overheat condition related to an unfastened screw, which resulted in damage to the customer's laptops.

Lenovo launched its fifth-generation X1 Carbon in May 2017 packing a long-lasting battery, powerful options, and sleek design for business users.

Refer to the photos at the top of this page for manufacturing codes and dates that can be found on the bottom of the laptop.

The Lenovo website also provides assistance in locating the nearest authorized fix center. Contact information for recall support is available at or contact an authorized Warranty Services Provider.

Importer: Lenovo Inc., of Morrisville, N.C.

It has not received any reports of damage to other property or persons. Though there have been no reports of an X1 Carbon overheating in the U.S., continuing to use one of these recalled units presents a safety hazard. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. To report a unsafe product or a product-related injury go online to or call CPSC's Hotline at 800-638-2772 or teletypewriter at 301-595-7054 for the hearing impaired.