RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (AP) _ Computer maker Lenovo Inc. on Thursday recalled about 100,000 lithium-ion batteries used in ThinkPad laptops after receiving four reports of the Sanyo-built batteries overheating.
In one case, a consumer suffered minor eye irritation, the company said.
The Chinese PC maker, which has its world headquarters in Research Triangle Park, said consumers should stop using the batteries immediately. The batteries can overheat and pose a fire hazard if the laptop is dropped, Lenovo said.
It's the second battery recall for Lenovo in less than six months. In September, 526,000 rechargeable, lithium-ion Sony batteries purchased with ThinkPad computers were recalled after one of them caught fire at Los Angeles International Airport.
The earlier recall was part of a global recall of more than 10 million Sony batteries that were used in notebooks from Apple Inc., Dell Inc., Lenovo and others.
The latest recall involves batteries made by Japan's Sanyo Electric Co.