Amazon Recalls own brand battery chargers after 53 failures

Amazon Recalls own brand battery chargers after 53 failures

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

A report from the CPSC indicated that Amazon has received 53 reports of its power banks overheating, including one report of chemical burns caused by contact with battery acid and four reports of property damage, including fire and smoke damage.

E-commerce giant Amazon issued a voluntary recall Wednesday on several of its AmazonBasics-branded portable charging power banks, citing concerns over the devices overheating and melting and starting fires.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, these recalled units may overheat and ignite, which could cause burns and/or fire damage. Owners should stop using these recalled units immediately.

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Amazon has removed all the listings for these power banks from its website and they are no longer available for purchase.

The power banks in question include the 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. Those are model numbers B00ZQ4JQAA, B00LRK8JDC, B00LRK8IV0, B00LRK8I7O, B00LRK8EVO and B00LRK8HJ8. These recalled units were sold from December 2014 through July 2017 through Amazon's website, Pop-Up stores, and Bookstores. If you didn't, then contact Amazon directly toll-free at 855-215-5134 from 8am to 5pm ET Monday through Saturday.

The rubberized or metallic power banks are black and rectangular.

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