Amazon recalls six AmazonBasics power bank models over fire concerns

Marco Green
March 13, 2018

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

Amazon have issued a product recall for 6 models of their own brand AmazonBasics portable battery chargers after 53 reports of overheating failures including one report of chemical burns due to contact with battery acid and four reports of property damage, including fire and smoke damage.

According to the CPSC, the battery in the AmazonBasics portable power banks can overheat and ignite, which could pose fire and burn hazards. In total, some 260,000 hazardous units were sold and as of today are being recalled.

Amazon has received 53 reports of the power banks overheating in the USA, including one report of chemical burns due to contact with battery acid and four reports of property damage, including fire and smoke damage.

The recall affects six models of power bank, the 16,100mAh, 10,000mAh, 5,600mAh, 3,000mAh, 2,000mAh with Micro USB cable, and 3,000mAh with Micro USB cable. Those are model numbers B00ZQ4JQAA, B00LRK8JDC, B00LRK8IV0, B00LRK8I7O, B00LRK8EVO and B00LRK8HJ8. In this case, Gizmodo reports the power banks were made by Guoguang Electric Company Ltd.in China. Additionally, according to the recall details, "Amazon has received 53 reports of the power banks overheating in the United States, including one report of chemical burns due to contact with battery acid and four reports of property damage, including fire and smoke damage". Alternatively, visit https://amazonpowerbank.expertinquiry.com/ at any time.

The rubberized or metallic power banks are black and rectangular. Medium-capacity power banks often use several standard 18650 lithium-ion batteries connected together, and those batteries are made by a handful of large factories.

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