Amazon sells a wide range of cheap, but generally decent products under its AmazonBasics brand. You can find AmazonBasics luggage, Bluetooth speakers, cell phone cases, and computer keyboards, just to name a few categories.
But one product type you probably won’t find on Amazon.com today? An AmazonBasics portable power bank.
There’s been at least one case where a person received chemical burns, and at least four reports of property damage “including fire and smoke damage.”
About 260,000 of the portable chargers were sold between December, 2014 and July 2017 for between $9 and $40, and they were manufactured by Guoguang Electric Company Limited in China and sold by Amazon to customers in the US and Canada.
CNBC reports that about 260,000 power banks were sold.
Amazon and the CPSC are recommending customers stop using the batteries immediately and visit the recall site for instructions on how to return the power banks for a full refund.
Here’s list of the affected batteries:
- B00LRK8EVO – 2,000 mAh power bank with micro USB cable
- B00LRK8HJ8 – 3,000 mAh power bank with micro USB cable
- B00LRK8I7O – 3,000 mAh power bank
- B00LRK8I7O – 5,600 mAh power bank
- B00LRK8JDC – 10,000 mAh power bank
- B00ZQ4JQAA – 16,100 mAh power bank