Amazon Recalls 260,000 Units of AmazonBasics Power Banks Due to Fire and Chemical Burn Risk

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You will find plenty of power banks on Amazon for cheap albeit mostly from lesser known brands. That’s why most people end up buying the AmazonBasics power bank. These power banks are made and sold directly by Amazon thereby instilling a level of confidence in them. Continue reading
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260,000 AmazonBasics power banks recalled for fire risk

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Amazon is recalling six models of power banks in its AmazonBasics line, totaling about 260,000 units, due to 53 reports of overheating in the US. One of these reports caused chemical burns, and four caused property damage.

The official hazard listed by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is “The power bank’s battery can overheat and ignite, posing fire and burn hazards.” The six models in total that are being recalled, all of which were produced by Guoguang Electric Company Limited, are as follows:

  • 16,100mAh
  • 10,000mAh
  • 5,600mAh
  • 3,000mAh
  • 3,000mAh w/ microUSB cable
  • 2,000mAh w/ microUSB cable

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

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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…

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Amazon Recalling 260,000 ‘AmazonBasics’ Power Banks Due to Overheating Risk

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If you’ve purchased an Amazon-branded power bank from Amazon recently, you should be aware of a recall that Amazon issued today due to reports of overheating. Amazon has received 53 reports about defective power banks that have, in a few cases, led to chemical burns and property damage.

Affected AmazonBasics models that are part of the recall are listed here: 16,100 mAh; 10,000 mAh; 5,600 mAh; 2,000 mAh with micro USB cable; 3,000 mAh and 3,000 mAh with USB micro cable. All impacted units are rubberized or metallic power banks with the AmazonBasics logo printed on the front of the unit.


These Amazon-branded power banks are affordable options that many Apple customers users may have purchased to charge their iPhones and iPads.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, which shared details on the recall, consumers should immediately unplug any recalled power banks and contact Amazon for details on how to return them for a full refund.

Amazon is sending out emails to all customers who might have purchased one of the faulty power banks.

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