Amazon Is Recalling These Battery Chargers Over Fire Fears

AmazonBasics Power Bank

Amazon recalls 260000 chargers due to overheating risk

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

They have capacities of 16,100mAh, 10,000mAh, 5,600mAh, 3,000mAh, 2,000mAh with Micro USB cable, and 3,000mAh with Micro USB cable.

However, that brand has been tarnished a little today on news that some AmazonBasics power banks are a fire hazard, and Amazon sold these faulty accessories for almost three years.

The tech giant has been e-mailing customers who purchased any of six AmazonBasics power banks between December 2014 and July 2017 informing them of the recall and requesting they ship them back immediately, The Verge is reporting.

You might want to pay attention if you purchased an AmazonBasics power bank over the last couple of years.

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The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission says that about 260,000 units are affected.

Today, Amazon has issued a recall for its self-branded line of power banks that it sells. The potentially risky models of the AmazonBasics Power Banks can no longer be purchased.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Tuesday said the online retailer had received 53 complaints about the AmazonBasics portable chargers overheating, including one consumer burned by battery acid and four reports of property damage from fire and smoke.

Amazon is handling the recall via a refund; customers can get that refund using either the related recall website or by calling Amazon via the following number: 855-215-5134.

The company is contacting all known purchasers.

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