PCWorld reports that Lenovo is going to recall some 13,000 ThinkCentre M90z and M70z all-in-one models after a fire and smoke incidents were reported in the U.S. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said there is a component defect that can cause the PCs to overheat and catch fire asking consumers to stop using the PCs immediately. The expanded recall covers desktops that were sold online and through distributors from May 2010 through March this year.
Consumers will qualify for recall based on the manufacturing date code, which can be verified on a label underneath the PC. The expanded recall covers models with code numbers 201 to 203 and 1201 to 1203. Lenovo in March recalled 50,500 ThinkCentre M70z and M90z desktops due to the fire hazard with manufacturing code numbers 1001 to 1012, 1101 to 1112, 001 to 012 and 101 to 112.