Amazon has received 53 reports of the power banks overheating in the United States. The reports include one person who suffered chemical burns as a result of touching battery acid. Amazon has also received 4 reports of property damage from fires and smoke.

This recall involves 6 versions of AmazonBasics’ portable lithium-ion battery chargers/power banks:

  • 16,100 mAh
  • 10,000 mAh
  • 5,600 mAh
  • 2,000 mAh with micro USB cable
  • 3,000 mAh
  • 3,000 mAh with USB micro cable

The rubberized or metallic power banks are black and rectangular. They measure about 3″ x 1.4″ x 0.9″ with the AmazonBasics logo and Product ID number B00LRK8EVO, B00LRK8HJ8, B00LRK8I7O, B00LRK8IV0, B00LRK8JDC or B00ZQ4JQAA printed on the back.

They were sold at Amazon.com, Amazon Bookstores and Amazon Pop-Up Stores from December 2014 through July 2017 for $9-$40.

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.

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.

AmazonBasics portable power bank, with product ID number B00LRK8IV0 printed on the back of the unit.

AmazonBasics portable power bank, with product ID number B00LRK8IV0 printed on the back of the unit.

AmazonBasics portable power bank, with product ID number B00LRK8I7O printed on the back of the unit.

AmazonBasics portable power bank, with product ID number B00LRK8I7O printed on the back of the unit.

AmazonBasics portable power bank, with product ID number B000LRK8EVO printed on the back of the unit.

AmazonBasics portable power bank, with product ID number B000LRK8EVO printed on the back of the unit.

Source: Amazon Recalls Portable Power Banks Due to Fire and Chemical Burn Hazards (Recall Alert)

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