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260,000 Amazon Basics power banks are being recalled for risk of overheating

Today, Amazon has issued a recall for its self-branded line of power banks that it sells. If you have any of the following power banks by Amazon Basics, you should head to the link at the end of this post to check its product ID number against the ones listed on the site.

The 260,000 affected units include the following mAh capacity models: 16,100 / 10,000 / 5,600 / 3,000 / 2,000. These units have been reportedly overheating and there have already been reports of damage to property and at least one report of a chemical burn. If your power bank leaks liquid, this is battery acid and you shouldnt touch it because it can burn your skin.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission advises that anyone who has an affected power bank should unplug them immediately and contact Amazon for a full refund. Amazon is reaching out to all customers who may have purchased one of these power banks via email.

Official recall information page | Via