Amazon recalls six AmazonBasics power bank models over fire concerns

Amazon recalls 260000 chargers due to overheating risk

Amazon is recalling six battery packs due to fire risk

The report says the recall is being done in partnership with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, although a recall notice hasn't been posted to their website yet.

Amazon has issued a voluntary recall of six AmazonBasics power bank models due to overheating, which has potential fire risk. The potentially risky models of the AmazonBasics Power Banks can no longer be purchased. Product ID number B00LRK8EVO, B00LRK8HJ8, B00LRK8I7O, B00LRK8IV0, B00LRK8JDC or B00ZQ4JQAA is printed on the back of the unit.

The batteries were manufactured by a Chinese company with ties to Amazon and sold in the USA between December of 2014 and July of 2017.

Amazon is recalling six power banks over concerns of overheating.

Call Amazon toll-free at 855-215-5134 from 8 5 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday or online anytime at to register the product and receive a full refund. They were manufactured by Guoguang Electric Company Limited, of China.

Amazon has received 53 reports of these power banks overheating, which include incidents of battery acid burns and property damage from fire. Medium-capacity power banks often use several standard 18650 lithium-ion batteries connected together, and those batteries are made by a handful of large factories. However, that brand has been tarnished a little today on news that some AmazonBasics power banks are a fire hazard, and Amazon sold these faulty accessories for almost three years.

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