Fire Hazard Prompts Lenovo to Recall 160,000 All-in-One (AIO) PCs

Don't you just hate it when you're trying to update your Facebook status on your all-in-one (AIO) PC when suddenly it burst into flames? You've never had that happen, you say? And you don't know anyone else who has experienced that either? Fair enough, though Lenovo isn't taking any chances and has decided to voluntarily recall 160,000 ThinkCentre M70z and M90z AIO desktop PCs sold between May 2010 and January 2012.

"Lenovo has determined that due to a failure of the power supply in the affected all-in-one PCs, the system can overheat posing a fire hazard. Lenovo has received two customer reports worldwide of fire that resulted in damage to the PC," Lenovo said.

Faulty power supplies that shipped with certain Lenovo ThinkCentre M70z and M90z all-in-one PCs sold between May 2010 and January 2012 are at risk of overheating and catching on fire, Lenovo says.

If you own an affected model, Lenovo recommends that you stop using it immediately and yank the power cord from the outlet. The company will then provide you with a power supply that purportedly isn't at risk of getting so hot under the collar that it might jump around your living room yelling, "Flame on!," or something like that.

To determine if your particular model is at risk, go here and punch in your machine type and serial number.