Amazon has announced that it is recalling around 260,000 Amazon Basics power banks. The devices comes with the product ID number B00LRK8JDC printed on the back.
This is apparently for six different versions of the device, all with different battery capacities, you can see more information on which models are affected below.
This recall involves six versions of AmazonBasics’ portable lithium-ion battery chargers/power banks: 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. The rubberized or metallic power banks are black and rectangular. They measure about 3 inches long by 1.4 inch high by 0.9 inch wide. The power banks were sold with or without a USB charger cable and a carrying pouch. The AmazonBasics logo is printed on the front of the unit. Product ID number B00LRK8EVO, B00LRK8HJ8, B00LRK8I7O, B00LRK8IV0, B00LRK8JDC or B00ZQ4JQAA is printed on the back of the unit.
Amazon has said that you should stop using the device immediately as it has received reports of the devices overheating. You can find out more details about how you can return your device over at the CPSC at the link below.
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