AmazonBasics Power Bank Recall: Amazon Battery Packs Present Potential Fire Hazard

Postado Março 13, 2018

It's unclear if the power banks have caused any injuries or fires thus far.

Amazon.com Inc has recalled some of its portable chargers in the United States following reports of overheating and fire, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said on Tuesday.

The power banks in question include the 16,100 mAh, 10,000 mAh, 5,600 mAh, 2,000 mAh with micro USB cable, 3,000 mAh, and 3,000 mAh with USB micro cable.

Amazon offered the power banks for sale through Amazon.com, Amazon Bookstores, and Amazon Pop-Up Stores between December 2014 and July 2017.

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Amazon is recalling six power banks over concerns of overheating.

The power banks were manufactured for Amazon to be sold under the AmazonBasics label by Guoguang Electric Company, an electronics manufacturer based in China. All affected devices have already been removed from sale on Amazon's website.

Amazon has received 53 reports of the power banks overheating in the USA, including one report of chemical burns due to contact with battery acid and four reports of property damage, including fire and smoke damage.

Amazon is reportedly emailing users who bought the power banks to inform them of the recall, and provide more information about how to return the devices and get a refund.

Fortunately, there are about a million more power banks on Amazon right now that won't catch fire.