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AmazonBasics Power Bank Recalled Over Chemical Burn Risk- seniorhelpline.info

AmazonBasics Power Bank Recalled Over Chemical Burn Risk

If you've got one, you're entitled to a full refund.

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If you've bought an AmazonBasics power bank, be aware that there's a recall going on for the product right now. The U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission says that AmazonBasics power banks that "can overheat and ignite, posing fire and burn hazards."

The recall is effective for six different Amazon-branded power banks: 16,100 mAh; 10,000 mAh; 5,600 mAh; 2,000 mAh with micro USB cable; 3,000 mAh and 3,000 mAh with the MicroUSB Cable. The recall effects around 260,000 units.

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According the Consumer Product Safety Commission, "Amazon has received 53 reports of the power banks overheating in the U.S., including one report of chemical burns due to with battery acid and four reports of property damage, including fire and smoke damage."

Owners of one or more of these power banks can call Amazon toll-free at 855-215-5134 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday for a full refund on their product or online .

Before Alexa, AmazonBasics was the company's main product line, selling generic versions of cables and plugs. The line is nearly a decade old, in 2009. Amazon sells at least 1,500 AmazonBasics products.

If you're looking for a replacement, here are some options:

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