The defective power cords were sold with IdeaPad computers between February 2011 and June 2012. The recall comes after consume complaints about the power cords overheating, and in cases melting, burning and throwing sparks.
The IdeaPads these defective cords were sold with include products in the B, G, S, U, V an d Z series, and some other Lenovo notebooks potentially were sold with the defective cord.
One quick way to tell if you might have a defective cord is to disconnect the cord from the AC adapter (power brick) and check to see if it has LS-15 stamped into the molding, as shown in the picture.
If so, then go to the Lenovo recall page and verify that you have a defective cord, then apply for a free replacement from Lenovo.
More here: 2014 POWER CORD RECALL (support.lenovo.com)
Written by: James Delahunty @ 10 Dec 2014 12:58