Today Amazon has recalled six different models of its AmazonBasics power banks. This is a total of 260,000 units. Some people reported property damage and chemical burns from the power banks catching on fire.
- 16,100 mAh
- 10,000 mAh
- 5,600 mAh
- 3,000 mAh and 3,000 with micro USB cable
- 2,000 mAh with micro USB cable
Product IDs to watch out for:
If you have one of these AmazonBasics power banks, immediately unplug and stop using them. Contact Amazon for instructions on how to return it and get a full refund. All known purchasers are being contacted by Amazon.
In total Amazon has received 53 reports of the power banks overheating in the U.S., with one report of chemical burns because of contact with the battery acid. Four reports of property damage have been collected so far, including fire and smoke damage.
You can also report an incident with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.