If you have power banks in your home or business you should go and check them now. Today (13/03/18) Amazon has issued a recall on over 260,000 AmazonBasics portable chargers.
Amazon received 53 reports of the power banks overheating, including one report of a user being burnt by battery acid and four reports of property damage due to fire and smoke.
The recall has affected 6 versions of the Amazonbasics portable charger that were sold between December 2014 and July 2017.
Contained within these powerbanks, and all other portable chargers is a lithium-ion battery. These have become very popular over the last few years as users power demands grow with a more connected world.
As useful as portable chargers are, they have led to many fires and this recall shows that even though a device may have a well established and trusted brands name stamped on it, problems can still arise.
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