Amazon recalls 260000 chargers due to overheating risk


Amazon is also sending out emails to customers who purchased the power banks, advising them to immediately stop using them.

Amazon offers a line of its own products under the "AmazonBasics" brand.

About 260,000 units of the AmazonBasics power banks were recalled because the power bank's battery can overheat and ignite.

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

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. Says the CPSC, Amazon has been on the receiving end of 53 reports from USA customers who experienced device overheating.

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The recall includes six Amazon Basics' portable lithium-ion power banks: 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. All known purchasers are being contacted directly by the firm.

Amazon offered the power banks for sale through, Amazon Bookstores, and Amazon Pop-Up Stores between December 2014 and July 2017.

Amazon customers seeking a refund for one of the affected products can fill out the form here.

So far Amazon reports 53 incidents in which the power banks have been overheating, one including a chemical burn, and four that saw property damage.

These are the black, rubberized or metallic portable chargers with one of the following ID numbers printed on back: B00LRK8EVO, B00LRK8HJ8, B00LRK8I7O, B00LRK8IV0, B00LRK8JDC or B00ZQ4JQAA.