Economy

Amazon recalls 260000 portable chargers amid reports of fires and acid burns

Amazon recalls 260000 portable chargers amid reports of fires and acid burns

The Consumer Protection Safety Commission has announced a new recall involving half a dozen AmazonBasics products, all of them power banks.

A report from the CPSC indicated that Amazon has received 53 reports of its power banks overheating, including one report of chemical burns caused by contact with battery acid and four reports of property damage, including fire and smoke damage.

Amazon offered the power banks for sale through Amazon.com, Amazon Bookstores, and Amazon Pop-Up Stores between December 2014 and July 2017.

The affected power bank models include the 16,100mAh, 10,000mAh, 5,600mAh, 3,000mAh, 2,000mAh with Micro USB cable, and 3,000mAh with Micro USB cable.

More news: Dulquer Salmaan Confirms His Association With Zoya Factor!

The recall covers a total of six AmazonBasics power bank models with the following ID numbers: B00LRK8EVO, B00LRK8HJ8, B00LRK8I7O, B00LRK8IV0, B00LRK8JDC or B00ZQ4JQAA. Says the CPSC, Amazon has been on the receiving end of 53 reports from USA customers who experienced device overheating. All listings for these power banks have already been removed from the Amazon website and they can no longer be purchased.

Amazon offers a line of its own products under the "AmazonBasics" brand. They were manufactured by Guoguang Electric Company Limited, of China. If you didn't, then contact Amazon directly toll-free at 855-215-5134 from 8am to 5pm ET Monday through Saturday. In the meantime, do not use the power bank and unplug it from any power source.

Fortunately, there are about a million more power banks on Amazon right now that won't catch fire.


  • Trump Tells Netanyahu Europe Opposed to Amendment Demands On Iran Deal

    Trump Tells Netanyahu Europe Opposed to Amendment Demands On Iran Deal

    Among the changes is the removal of the so-called sunset clause and the inclusion of a new clause banning ballistic missile testing.
    Danny Amendola expected to sign with Dolphins

    Danny Amendola expected to sign with Dolphins

    Amendola, Wilson, Kenny Stills and DeVante Parker to be the top pass-catching options. Danny Amendola will not be back for a sixth season with the New England Patriots .
    CCTV footage shows moment man was shot inside courtroom

    CCTV footage shows moment man was shot inside courtroom

    He also noted that the defendant was already on the ground when the Marshall fired the final three shots, CBS News also reported. He was the last defendant in the case to stand trial, with previous defendants being sentenced to 10 to 30 years in prison.
  • Blizzard bears down on New England, snarling travel

    Blizzard bears down on New England, snarling travel

    Wednesday's storm caused the roof of a CT building that had been vacant for 20 years to collapse under the weight of the snow. A storm like this on the tail end of the other two we have had isn't great for some people.
    PM Narendra Modi launches campaign to eradicate TB from India by 2025

    PM Narendra Modi launches campaign to eradicate TB from India by 2025

    The Summit, will be co-hosted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, WHO South East Asia Regional Office (SEARO) and Stop TB Partnership.
    Facebook is being used to incite hatred in Myanmar, says the UN

    Facebook is being used to incite hatred in Myanmar, says the UN

    The U.N. human rights chief said last week he strongly suspected acts of genocide had taken place. Heavy artillery was being used in the offensives, U.N.
  • Why they shouldn't sign Jimmy Graham — Packers free agency

    Why they shouldn't sign Jimmy Graham — Packers free agency

    The Ravens ranked in the bottom 10 of the National Football League in touchdown passes during the 2017 season. He caught 57 passes for 520 yards - the second and third worst totals of his career, respectively.
    YouTube dark mode starts hitting mobile, Android expected 'soon'

    YouTube dark mode starts hitting mobile, Android expected 'soon'

    The app will automatically switch to a darker hue, with no app restart necessary for the change to go into effect. It's a very simple setting that can make a big difference when it comes to using the app on mobile devices.
    Jaguars come to terms with Andrew Norwell

    Jaguars come to terms with Andrew Norwell

    Third-year player Joshua Garnett missed all of last season with a knee injury and is an uncertain fit in Kyle Shanahan's offense. The Panthers placed a second-round tender on the 6-foot-6, 325-pound Norwell before last season, guaranteeing him $2.75 million.
  • Two From Southwest Oklahoma Shine on 'American Idol' Premiere

    Trevor sang Brett Young's "In Case You Didn't Know", changing the lyrics to "In case you didn't know/Katy, I'm insane 'bout you". And Monday, she was finally standing before Perry at her NY audition, as the pop superstar joked about Mara's age.
    ASUS ZenFone 5 Max specs revealed on Geekbench

    ASUS ZenFone 5 Max specs revealed on Geekbench

    That said, speaking about battery capacity, we can very well expect the ZenFone 5 Max to pack in a battery larger than 4000 mAh . For more details about the Zenfone 5 Max we have to wait for the further leaks and rumors till then stay connected to us.
    ICE Spokesman Resigns Because Trump Administration Spreads Falsehoods

    ICE Spokesman Resigns Because Trump Administration Spreads Falsehoods

    In the weeks following Schaaf's tip-off, Homan, Sessions, and Trump all lambasted the Oakland mayor and cited similar figures. The Oakland mayor said in response to the former spokesman speaking out, "I commend Mr.