Lenovo has recalled from sale an external battery (power bank) for laptops with model number PBLG2W. The reason was that the device is at risk of fire during operation.
The capacity of the device, designed to charge laptops via the USB Type-C port, is 20,000 mAh. The device’s internal screws could become loose, causing a short circuit and overheating of the lithium-ion battery, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The recall affects Lenovo PBLG2W external batteries manufactured between January and June 2022 with lot number 40ALLG2WWW due to the fire hazard. This information can be found on the back of the device.
Approximately 2,850 units of this battery are subject to recall.
Power bank owners were advised to stop using it and also contact the manufacturer, for example by email at “[email protected]” or through a dedicated page Lenovo websiteto exchange the product free of charge for a new product in which the defect has been corrected.