NC-Based Lenovo Recalls 100,000 Batteries

Lenovo has recalled about 100,000 batteries used in ThinkPad computers, saying it's received four reports of the batteries overheating.

The company says in a statement that in one instance, the problem caused a minor eye irritation for a consumer.

Lenovo has its world headquarters in Research Triangle Park.

The Chinese PC maker says consumers should stop using the recalled products immediately. It says the batteries can overheat and pose a fire hazard if struck forcefully on the corner.

This is the second battery recall for Lenovo in less than six months. In September, IBM and Lenovo Group said they were seeking the recall of 526-thousand rechargeable, lithium-ion Sony batteries purchased with ThinkPad computers. The company says one of them caught fire at Los Angeles International Airport this month.

The latest recall involves batteries made by Sanyo. The advisory was made with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.