Amazon Recalls Six AmazonBasics Power Banks

  • Amazon Recalls Six AmazonBasics Power Banks

Amazon Recalls Six AmazonBasics Power Banks

However, that brand has been tarnished a little today on news that some AmazonBasics power banks are a fire hazard, and Amazon sold these faulty accessories for almost three years.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says Amazon has received 53 reports of the power banks overheating. The affected units post a fire hazard which is why they're being recalled. These recalled units were sold from December 2014 through July 2017 through Amazon's website, Pop-Up stores, and Bookstores. The notice also mentions that around 260,000 units are affected.

The specific power bank models (now pulled from Amazon) are listed below.

In an advisory from the United States Consumer Product Safety commission, end users are asked to "immediately unplug and stop using the recalled power banks and contact Amazon for instructions on how to return the unit and receive a full refund". Amazon is reaching out to all customers who may have purchased one of these power banks via email.

The recall covers a total of six AmazonBasics power bank models with the following ID numbers: B00LRK8EVO, B00LRK8HJ8, B00LRK8I7O, B00LRK8IV0, B00LRK8JDC or B00ZQ4JQAA. These items are usually presented as an low-priced alternative to items from other known brands, and it covers a variety of products: cables, adapters, bags, and more. Three of the affected battery models are all significantly larger than average cell phone batteries and would have no problem causing serious damage to anything near them should they ignite.