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Amazon Recalls 260,000 Portable Power Banks For Fire Hazard

Tuesday March 13, 2018. 11:40 PM , from Slashdot
Amazon is recalling 260,000 AmazonBasics portable power banks that can 'overheat and ignite,' according to a release by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The company has received more than 50 reports of the power banks overheating in the U.S., causing chemical burns and property damage. CNBC reports: 'Consumers should 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,' the release says. Amazon is contacting everyone who purchased one of the affected devices. 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; and 3,000 mAh with USB micro cable.

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