Amazon is recalling about 260,000 AmazonBasics portable power banks due to a danger of fire and chemical burns, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commision.
Amazon had 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 says, adding that all known purchasers of the product had been contacted directly for refund.
There are six AmazonBasics models affected by the recall:
2,000 mAh with Micro-USB cable
3,000 mAh with Micro-USB cable
“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 Consumer Product Safety Commision website says.