Amazon recalls 260000 portable power banks due to fire hazard

Cornelia Mascio
Марта 13, 2018

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced on Tuesday that Amazon is recalling 260,000 portable battery chargers due to possible fire hazards.

The recall affects six models of power bank, the 16,100mAh, 10,000mAh, 5,600mAh, 3,000mAh, 2,000mAh with Micro USB cable, and 3,000mAh with Micro USB cable. 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. It's unclear if the power banks have caused any injuries or fires thus far.

Amazon is recalling six power banks over concerns of overheating.

The recall will be carried out in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and will be focused on six models of Amazon's house-brand power banks sold over a almost three-year period.

The power banks, used to charge smartphones and other gadgets on the go, were sold at Amazon.com, Amazon book stores and Amazon pop-up shops between December 2014 and July 2017. All affected devices have already been removed from sale on Amazon's website.

If you own one of these faulty power banks, expect Amazon to get in contact with you if you purchased the product from them yourself.

Amazon has received 53 reports of these power banks overheating, which include incidents of battery acid burns and property damage from fire. In the meantime, do not use the power bank and unplug it from any power source.

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