Amazon recalls portable power banks for fire, burn risk

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Amazon recalls portable power banks for fire, burn risk

AmazonBasics is not only very lucrative for Amazon, it's become a trusted brand shoppers turn to when they want a reliable accessory.

The recall involves six versions of AmazonBasics' portable lithium-ion battery chargers: 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.

E-commerce giant Amazon issued a voluntary recall Wednesday on several of its AmazonBasics-branded portable charging power banks, citing concerns over the devices overheating and melting and starting fires.

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

The power banks, which were sold between December 2014 and July 2017, have a risk of overheating, which can cause the unit to melt, posing a fire hazard. Those are model numbers B00ZQ4JQAA, B00LRK8JDC, B00LRK8IV0, B00LRK8I7O, B00LRK8EVO and B00LRK8HJ8.

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.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission said Amazon received 53 reports of the chargers overheating, including one of a customer who was burned by battery acid. Alternatively, visit https://amazonpowerbank.expertinquiry.com/ at any time. All listings for these power banks have already been removed from the Amazon website and they can no longer be purchased. You shouldn't just mail the power bank back to Amazon in a box; judging by how the recall of Samsung's infamous Galaxy Note 7 went, you'll need to ship any potentially defective devices back in a special fireproof box.

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