Amazon recalls six AmazonBasics power bank models over fire concerns

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Amazon is recalling six models of its AmazonBasics Portable Power Banks in cooperation with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. UU Energy banks, sold between December 2014 and July 2017, have a risk of overheating, which can cause the unit to melt, which poses a fire risk.
Affected power bank models include 16,100 mAh, 10,000 mAh, 5,600 mAh, 3,000 mAh, 2,000 mAh with Micro USB cable and 3,000 mAh with Micro USB cable. Amazon is sending emails to those who bought the power banks, recommending that they stop using them immediately. The email also provides a unique URL for the user to register the product and obtain further instructions on returns and obtaining a refund. All listings of these power banks have already been removed from the Amazon website and can no longer be purchased.

Affected models of AmazonBasics Portable Power Bank. Image: Amazon

Thanks to A. Shakouri for the advice!


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