Amazon recalls portable power banks for fire, burn risk

Amazon recalls portable power banks for fire, burn risk

The affected power bank models include the 16,100mAh, 10,000mAh, 5,600mAh, 3,000mAh, 2,000mAh with Micro USB cable, and 3,000mAh with Micro USB cable.

As the US Consumer Product Safety Commission explains, six versions of AmazonBasics' portable lithium-ion battery chargers/power banks can overheat and ignite, meaning the potential for both fire and burns.

AmazonBasics is not only very lucrative for Amazon, it's become a trusted brand shoppers turn to when they want a reliable accessory. The affected devices have the AmazonBasics on the front with the part number - B00LRK8EVO, B00LRK8HJ8, B00LRK8I7O, B00LRK8IV0, B00LRK8JDC or B00ZQ4JQAA - on the back.

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A power bank is an external, portable battery that can be used to charge a USB-based device while away from an outlet. Owners should stop using these recalled units immediately. You can find those numbers printed on the back of the product. 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. In this case, Gizmodo reports the power banks were made by Guoguang Electric Company Ltd.in China. The Consumer Protection Safety Commission has announced a new recall involving half a dozen AmazonBasics products, all of them power banks. The retailer is contacting known purchasers directly. Alternatively, visit https://amazonpowerbank.expertinquiry.com/ at any time.

According to The Verge, the e-mail Amazon sent to customers offers a link that they can click to register the affected products and learn how to return them.

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