Amazon Recalls Portable Chargers Over Reports Of Fires, Burns

posted by Jessi Minneci - 

Amazon is recalling 260,000 AmazonBasics portable chargers after reports they are overheating and causing fires or burns.

Amazon received 53 reports of the chargers overheating, including one of a customer who was burned by battery acid, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. There were also four reports of property damage due to fire and smoke.

CPSC says customers should stop using the chargers and contact Amazon for a refund.

The portable chargers were sold at Amazon.com, Amazon book stores and Amazon pop-up shops between Dec. 2014 and July 2017. They cost between $9 and $40.

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 
  • 3,000 mAh with USB micro cable

Amazon says customers can request a refund through its website, amazonpowerbank.expertinquiry.com.

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