Saturday, 15 December, 2018

260K AmazonBasics Power Banks Recalled Due to Fire Risk

AmazonBasics Power Bank 260K AmazonBasics Power Banks Recalled Due to Fire Risk
Russell Knight | 13 March, 2018, 22:40

Amazon offers a line of its own products under the "AmazonBasics" brand.

The rubberized or metallic power banks are black and rectangular.

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.

Manufactured in China, the recall involves six versions of lithium-ion battery chargers/power banks, which were sold with or without a USB charger cable and a carry pouch.

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Amazon did not immediately respond to a Fortune request for comment on the recalls. The affected devices have the AmazonBasics on the front with the part number - B00LRK8EVO, B00LRK8HJ8, B00LRK8I7O, B00LRK8IV0, B00LRK8JDC or B00ZQ4JQAA - on the back. You can find those numbers printed on the back of the product.

All customers who purchased one of the recalled devices are being contacted by email directly by Amazon. The power banks, sold between December 2014 and July 2017, have a risk of overheating, which can cause the unit to melt, posing a fire hazard.

The CPSC said consumers should unplug and stop using the power banks, and contact Amazon for a refund. Alternatively, visit https://amazonpowerbank.expertinquiry.com/ at any time.

Amazon has removed all the listings for these power banks from its website and they are no longer available for purchase. If your smartphone's battery is running low, you can plug the handsets into the power banks and draw power from them to recharge your handset's battery.

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