Six AmazonBasics Power Bank Models Recalled Due To Fire Hazard

Amazon recalls 260000 chargers due to overheating risk

Amazon offers a line of its own products under the "AmazonBasics" brand.

Amazon has today recalled six different models of its AmazonBasics portable power banks, including a total of 260,000 units.

After receiving more than 50 reports of overheating, six different version of AmazonBasics portable batteries are being recalled. Product numbers are on the back of the power banks.

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. All listings for these power banks have already been removed from the Amazon website and they can no longer be purchased.

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All customers who purchased one of the recalled devices are being contacted by email directly by Amazon.

Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled power banks and contact Amazon for instructions on how to return it and receive a full refund. These items are usually presented as an affordable alternative to items from other known brands, and it covers a variety of products: cables, adapters, bags, and more. If your power bank leaks liquid, this is battery acid and you shouldnt touch it because it can burn your skin.

The power banks in question include the 16,100 mAh, 10,000 mAh, 5,600 mAh, 2,000 mAh with micro USB cable, 3,000 mAh, and 3,000 mAh with USB micro cable.

Amazon customers seeking a refund for one of the affected products can fill out the form here.

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