Amazon Recalls Six AmazonBasics Power Banks

Amazon Recalls Six AmazonBasics Power Banks

The power banks were sold at and Amazon stores from December 2014 through July 2017 for between $9 and $40.

Manufactured in China, the recall involves six versions of lithium-ion battery chargers/power banks, which were sold with or without a USB charger cable and a carry pouch.

Amazon doesn't manufacture the AmazonBasics electronics products itself, but rather rebrands devices made by a third-party manufacturer.

The recall will be carried out in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and will be focused on six models of Amazon's house-brand power banks sold over a almost three-year period.

According to the CPSC, the battery in the AmazonBasics portable power banks can overheat and ignite, which could pose fire and burn hazards.

Amazon is recalling six power banks over concerns of overheating. All listings for these power banks have already been removed from the Amazon website and they can no longer be purchased. The affected devices have the AmazonBasics on the front with the part number - B00LRK8EVO, B00LRK8HJ8, B00LRK8I7O, B00LRK8IV0, B00LRK8JDC or B00ZQ4JQAA - on the back.

In one case, the user reported suffering chemical burns from the battery acid; in another four, users suffered property damage from smoke and fire. If you didn't, then contact Amazon directly toll-free at 855-215-5134 from 8am to 5pm ET Monday through Saturday.

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

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