Lenovo Recalls 500K Computer Power Cords Over Fire, Burn Hazards

PC manufacturer Lenovo has recalled more than half a million laptop power cords because they can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards, according to the Consumer Product and Safety Commission.

About 500,000 cords in the U.S. and about 44,000 cords in Canada are being recalled market by the Chinese firm.

The recall involves Lenovo's LS-15 AC power cords included with IdeaPad brand B-, G-, S-, U-, V- and Z-series laptop computers and Lenovo brand B-, G- and V-series laptops.

They cords were manufactured from February 2011 to December 2011.

The recall comes after reports of 15 incidents involving overheating, sparking, melting and burning. No injuries have been reported.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled power cords and contact Lenovo for a replacement free of charge. The laptops can continue to be used on battery power.

Consumers can reach Lenovo at (800) 426-7378 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.lenovo.com.

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