Lithium-ion batteries exploding and catching on fire isn’t really news. It doesn’t happen that often, thank goodness, but ever since the fiasco with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, we’re sure that many people are a lot more aware of the potential dangers involved.
That being said, if you happen to own one of Lenovo’s power banks, you’ll need to return it as soon as possible. The company has announced that they are conducting a recall of its USB-C laptop power bank. This is a 20,000mAh battery that has enough juice to power a laptop, but unfortunately due to some issues, they will be recalling it.
“Lenovo has determined that in a limited number of power banks screws may become loose causing a short circuit and overheating of the lithium-ion battery, posing a fire hazard.”
Lenovo says that this recall is for the power bank with the part number 40ALLG2WWW. It will also affect units with the build dates 22/01, 22/02, 22/03, 22/04, 22/05, and 22/06. If you own one of the power banks with that model and build dates, you can enter the device’s serial number on Lenovo’s website to check whether or not it is part of the recall.
If it is, you can complete your submission and then make a request for a replacement unit. It is not mentioned if there have been any customer-related issues as a result of this problem, or if it was caught by Lenovo before there were issues, but either way if you own one of the affected units you should probably unplug it immediately and send it back.