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Amazon Recalls Six AmazonBasics Power Banks

13 March 2018

The power banks were sold on Amazon.com, at Amazon bookstores and Amazon pop-up stores from December 2014 through July 2017 for between $9 and $40.

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

Amazon has issued a voluntary recall of six AmazonBasics power bank models due to overheating, which has potential fire risk. 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.

Affected AmazonBasics Portable Power Bank models. Additionally, according to the recall details, "Amazon has received 53 reports of the power banks overheating in the U.S., including one report of chemical burns due to contact with battery acid and four reports of property damage, including fire and smoke damage".

Consumers should unplug the chargers and contact Amazon for a full refund.

Amazon doesn't manufacture the AmazonBasics electronics products itself, but rather rebrands devices made by a third-party manufacturer. All listings for these power banks have already been removed from the Amazon website and they can no longer be purchased. They were manufactured by Guoguang Electric Company Limited, of China.

Amazon Recalls Six AmazonBasics Power Banks