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Laptop users in West Virginia may be impacted by a recent recall of products that the company Lenovo has issued. Lenovo has decided to recall nearly 80,000 ThinkPad Carbon X1 computers. According to the company, these are dangerous products because a screw that is loose in each of them may end up damaging the computer’s lithium-ion battery, thus posing a possible fire hazard.

Lenovo is cooperating with the United States’ Consumer Product Safety Commission in the laptop recall. So far, the computer manufacturing company has obtained three reports from around the world about overheating batteries. In these cases, the batteries caused damage to the laptops.

None of the recent reports indicated that property damage, fires or injuries had occurred as a result of the use of the laptops. However, Lenovo said it would inspect and repair all impacted machines for free and would do so quickly. The company has instructed consumers who have these laptops to quit using them until they have been repaired.

Product manufacturers are expected to create products that are safe for public consumption. Unfortunately, sometimes, dangerous products make their way to store shelves, and customers who use them in West Virginia end up suffering serious injuries. Those who are hurt as a result of using defective products have the option of filing product liability claims against the respective product manufacturers, seeking damages. An understanding of what facts must be proved will likely be necessary to succeed in these types of civil court cases. A successfully fought product liability case could lead to a financial damage award that may help with addressing medical bills and other losses tied to the use of the dangerous product.

Source: consumerreports.org, “Lenovo Recalls ThinkPad Carbon X1 Laptops“, Allen St. John, Feb. 6, 2018