Amazon recalls portable chargers on reports of fires, burns

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

Amazon doesn't manufacture the AmazonBasics electronics products itself, but rather rebrands devices made by a third-party manufacturer. Amazon offers multiple versions of them under its AmazonBasics brand, but about 260,000 units have been recalled due to combined chemical burn and fire risk.

Spotted by Macrumors, the details of the company's recall are available on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's website.

Amazon is recalling six power banks over concerns of overheating. Owners should stop using these recalled units immediately. They measure about 3 inches long by 1.4 inch high by 0.9 inch wide. You shouldn't just mail the power bank back to Amazon in a box; judging by how the recall of Samsung's infamous Galaxy Note 7 went, you'll need to ship any potentially defective devices back in a special fireproof box.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission said Amazon received 53 reports of the chargers overheating, including one of a customer who was burned by battery acid. The retailer is contacting known purchasers directly.

For more information, call Amazon toll-free at 855-215-5134 from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday or online anytime at https://amazonpowerbank.expertinquiry.com/ to register the product and receive a full refund.

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