Amazon recalls six AmazonBasics power banks over fire concerns

AmazonBasics Power Bank

Amazon recalls 260000 chargers due to overheating risk Inc has recalled some of its portable chargers in the United States following reports of overheating and fire, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said on Tuesday.

Manufactured in China, the recall involves six versions of lithium-ion battery chargers/power banks, which were sold with or without a USB charger cable and a carry pouch.

The rubberized or metallic power banks are black and rectangular. Those are model numbers B00ZQ4JQAA, B00LRK8JDC, B00LRK8IV0, B00LRK8I7O, B00LRK8EVO and B00LRK8HJ8. So far, 53 reports of overheating have been logged, including one incident of chemical burns due to contact with battery acid, and four reports of property damage through smoke and/or fire.

Crazy Volume Spikes for: Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC)
The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company boosted its position in shares of Bank of America by 27.8% during the 2nd quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement has invested 0.07% of its portfolio in Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:ZBRA).

The batteries were manufactured by a Chinese company with ties to Amazon and sold in the USA between December of 2014 and July of 2017.

Amazon has removed all of the affected models from its store to prevent more from entering circulation.

Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled power banks and contact Amazon for instructions on how to return it and receive a full refund.

Chinese ready meals should carry mandatory health warnings, says campaign group
From the six dishes from six Chinese eateries investigated, 97 percent were found to contain no less than 2 grams of salt . Salt, rice dishes and other sides, such as spring rolls and prawn crackers, can add a significant amount of salt to a meal.

Amazon doesn't manufacture the AmazonBasics electronics products itself, but rather rebrands devices made by a third-party manufacturer.

Amazon is recalling 260,000 AmazonBasics portable chargers after reports that they can overheat and cause fires or burns.

Danny Amendola expected to sign with Dolphins
The receiver had taken paycuts in each of the last three seasons, and it looks like he made a decision to cash-in this offseason. According to reports from the NFL , Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola is expected to sign with the Miami Dolphins .

Latest News