Lenovo appears to recall Thinkpad batteries again

Reports are surfacing in Taiwan claiming that Lenovo has had to recall battery packs used in some of its ThinkPad R60, R61, T60, T61, X60 and X61 notebooks.

The report comes from  Digitimes, which appears to be quoting a company press release.

Apparently the affected batteries may report they are “damaged” or “unrechargeable” when a user attempts to recharge, according to the company.

Digitimes quotes Lenovo as saying that it has provided a diagnostic tool on its website, which customers can download to verify whether or not their battery qualifies for a replacement. However the website appears curiously empty of any such announcement yet.

Battery makers were also quoted the problem is likely a issue within the battery cells and so should not impact Taiwan’s battery packaging companies.

Lenovo’s website makes no mention of recalls of battery packs.  However it does have information about a battery recall in March 2007.  Curiously some of the same ThinkPad’s mentioned in the 2007 recall are included in this one.  Those included the  ThinkPad R60 and R60e Series, ThinkPad T60 and T60p Series, ThinkPad Z60m, Z61e, Z61m, and Z61p Series.