Published in News

AmazonBasics recalls portable power banks

by on14 March 2018

Fire on the Amazon as power packs are a load of bullocks

Amazon is recalling 260,000 AmazonBasics portable power banks that can "overheat and ignite".

According to a release by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Amazon has received more than 50 reports of the power banks overheating in the US, causing chemical burns and property damage.

"Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled power banks and contact Amazon for instructions on how to return the unit and receive a full refund", the release says.

Amazon is contacting everyone who purchased one of the affected devices.

The recall covers six versions of the AmazonBasics portable battery: 16,100 mAh; 10,000 mAh; 5,600 mAh; 2,000 mAh with micro USB cable; 3,000 mAh; and 3,000 mAh with USB micro cable.


Last modified on 14 March 2018
Rate this item
(0 votes)