Amazon Recalls own brand battery chargers after 53 failures

13 March, 2018, 21:30 | Author: Regina Silva
  • AmazonBasics Power Bank

AmazonBasics is not only very lucrative for Amazon, it's become a trusted brand shoppers turn to when they want a reliable accessory.

Amazon has removed all the listings for these power banks from its website and they are no longer available for purchase.

Amazon is recalling some of its portable battery packs following reports that they could overheat and catch fire.

The recall will be carried out in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and will be focused on six models of Amazon's house-brand power banks sold over a almost three-year period.

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The recall affects six models of power bank, the 16,100mAh, 10,000mAh, 5,600mAh, 3,000mAh, 2,000mAh with Micro USB cable, and 3,000mAh with Micro USB cable.

The recall involves 260,000 power banks sold by, Amazon bookstores and Amazon pop-up stores nationwide between December 2014 and July 2017. Those are model numbers B00ZQ4JQAA, B00LRK8JDC, B00LRK8IV0, B00LRK8I7O, B00LRK8EVO and B00LRK8HJ8.

The power banks were manufactured for Amazon to be sold under the AmazonBasics label by Guoguang Electric Company, an electronics manufacturer based in China. If you didn't, then contact Amazon directly toll-free at 855-215-5134 from 8am to 5pm ET Monday through Saturday. It's unclear if the power banks have caused any injuries or fires thus far.

The CPSC said customers should stop using the chargers and contact Amazon for a refund.



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