AmazonBasics portable chargers recalled
NEW YORK (FOX5NY.COM) - Amazon is voluntarily recalling hundreds of thousands of its house-brand portable charging devices because of the risk of fire.
The recall affects six versions of the AmazonBasics portable lithium-ion chargers that were sold from December 2014 through July 2017 at Amazon.com, Amazon Bookstores, and Amazon pop-up shops, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The AmazonBasics logo is printed on one side of the devices and the product ID number (B00LRK8EVO, B00LRK8HJ8, B00LRK8I7O, B00LRK8IV0, B00LRK8JDC or B00ZQ4JQAA) is on the other side.
"Amazon received 53 reports of the power banks overheating in the U.S., including one report of chemical burns due to contact with battery acid and four reports of property damage, including fire and smoke damage," the CPSC said in a recall notice.
If you have any of these chargers, you should stop using them immediately and make sure they are unplugged. Then contact Amazon for a refund at (855) 215-5134 or amazonpowerbank.expertinquiry.com.