The CPSC has announced Lenovo is recalling over half a million defective power cords because they could overheat and cause fires or burns.
The cords were included with Lenovo and IdeaPad laptops sold from February 2011 to June 2012. The cords were sold in the U.S. and Canada. There have been 15 complaints regarding defective cords that overheated, sparked, melted or burned.
If you have one of the recalled cords, you should unplug it and stop using it. Lenovo will give you a free replacement. Consumers can also call Lenovo at (800) 426-7378.
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