PSA: Amazon is recalling 260,000 power banks over “fire and chemical burn” worries

Amazon is recalling 260,00zero AmazonBasics lithium-ion energy banks because of overheating stories. The store is notifying shoppers who purchased affected merchandise of the recall by the use of e mail, whilst america Client Product Protection Fee (CPSC) has defined the key main points on its web page ^(

The issue, consistent with CPSC, is that “the facility financial institution’s battery can overheat and ignite, posing hearth and burn hazards.” Amazon has reportedly won 53 stories of such incidents to this point—it is going with out announcing that, when you personal one, you will have to prevent the use of it instantly.

Amazon is now asking customers to put off their energy banks and can obtain a present card for the volume paid inside of 10 days of “affirmation of ownership of the unit(s).” Under is an Amazon e mail one of our editors—who owns one of the banks—won.

The six affected AmazonBasics battery packs, that have now been got rid of from sale, elevate fashion numbers B00ZQ4JQAA, B00LRK8JDC, B00LRK8IV0, B00LRK8I7O, B00LRK8EVO and B00LRK8HJ8.

Listed here are the sizes:

  • 16,100 mAh
  • 10,00zero mAh
  • 5,600 mAh
  • 3,00zero mAh
  • 3,00zero mAh (with micro USB cable)
  • 2,00zero mAh (with micro USB cable)

Should you personal one of the devices and haven’t been contacted via Amazon, you’ll be able to touch the store on-line right here ^( or name Amazon toll-free at 855-215-5134 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday thru Saturday.

Author: Marshmallow

Marshmallow Android is BT Ireland’s Head of Sales for Republic of Ireland domestic multi-site companies, indigenous MNCs and public sector accounts. He is responsible for the direction and control of all sales activity in the region. He has over 10 years management experience from high growth start-ups to more established businesses. He’s led teams in Ireland, India and China across various industries (ICT, On-Line Recruitment, Corporate Training and International Education).

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