Lenovo, the world’s No. 1 PC manufacturer, is recalling 500,000 power cords in the U.S. and another 44,000 in Canada due to a power hazard. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the recall Tuesday.
The recall came after 15 reported “incidents” of overheating, sparking, melting and burning.
However, no injuries have been reported.
“The AC power cord can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards,” the consumer agency declared.
The recall includes power cords manufactured between February-December 2011.
The cords are known as LS-15 and were included with several IdeaPad model laptops as well as Lenovo laptops.
“The recalled power cords are black in color and have the “LS-15″ molded mark on the AC adapter end. The manufacture date code in the format REV: 00 YYMM is on a label attached to the cord,” the CPSC said.
Consumers should stop using the cords immediately and contact Lenovo to receive a replacement free of charge.
The computers can continue to be used on battery power, the commission said.
Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled power cords and contact Lenovo for a free replacement. Consumers can continue to use the computer on battery power.
The cords were manufactured in China.
Lenovo operates its global executive headquarters in Morrisville.
The recall notice details can be found online at: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Lenovo-Recalls-Computer-Power-Cords/#remedy