|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 20, 1995
Release # 95-065
|CPSC: Rick Frost
(301) 504-0580, Ext. 1166
CPSC & IBM Announce Recall of
Thinkpad AC Adapters
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), IBM PC Company of Somers, N.Y., is voluntarily
recalling 32,000 AC adapters supplied with the Thinkpad laptop computer in the United
States. The AC adapter has an internal fault that can pose an electrical shock hazard. The
Thinkpad computer is not involved in the recall.
The recalled AC adapters included with Thinkpad models 360CS, 755C, 755CE, and 755CD were
sold nationwide after Oct. 1, 1994. Only adapters marked with both Model AA19210 (found on
the black portion of the label at the bottom of the unit) and DATE: 9452 or a lower number
such as 9451, 9450...(found on the white strip of the label) have the fault.
IBM, which reported the possible hazard to CPSC, has not received any reports of injury
from the adapters. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
Owners of the Thinkpad computer who have questions about the recall or need help in
identifying whether their adapter is part of the recall should call IBM at (800) 238-1967.
IBM will immediately ship a replacement for the recalled adapters at no charge. Media
inquiries can be directed to Peter Thonis at IBM at (914) 766-3770.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000
types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product
or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call
CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a
press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax
machine and enter the release number. Consumers can obtain this release and recall
information or report product hazards to firstname.lastname@example.org.