Amazon Recalls Power Bank Chargers Because of Fire Risk

Amazon Recalls Power Bank Chargers Because of Fire Risk

The report says the recall is being done in partnership with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, although a recall notice hasn't been posted to their website yet.

Amazon is recalling 260,000 AmazonBasics portable chargers after reports that they can overheat and cause fires or burns.

Models involved: The recall involves six versions of AmazonBasics portable lithium-ion battery chargers, which are designated partly by their capacities: 16,100 milliamp-hours (mAh), 10,000 mAh, 5,600 mAh, 2,000 mAh with micro USB cable, 3,000 mAh, and 3,000 mAh with micro USB cable.

Amazon has received 53 reports of these power banks overheating, which include incidents of battery acid burns and property damage from fire.

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The product documentation states the power banks were made in China by Guoguang Electric Company Ltd.

The power banks were sold with or without a USB charger cable and a carrying pouch.

The AmazonBasics logo is printed on the front of the unit. This recall applies to units sold between December 2014 and July 2017. They are rubberized or metallic black and measure roughly 3-by-1.4-by-0.9 inches and carry the product ID numbers B00LRK8EVO, B00LRK8HJ8, B00LRK8I7O, B00LRK8IV0, B00LRK8JDC, or B00ZQ4JQAA. All known purchasers are being contacted directly by the firm. The emails also contain a one-time URL which lets the customer register their product and receive more details about returns and obtaining a refund for the defective product.