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Amazon recalls 260,000 dangerous power banks

March 13, 2018 6:26 PM
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Amazon recalls 260,000 dangerous power banks

Mubasher: Amazon has recalled some of its portable chargers after reports of overheating and fire, according to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

The decision applies only to products in the American market, as understood from the statement by CPSC on Tuesday.

It was reported that nearly 260,000 units of six kinds of power banks, manufactured in China by Guoguang Electric, were part of the recall.

The chargers or “Power Banks” were part of Amazon's 'Basics' lineup, as reported by Reuters.

Amazon has received 53 reports of these power banks overheating, which include incidents of battery acid burns and property damage from fire, the news agency noted.


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