Amazon recalls roughly 260,000 of its portable power banks amid reports that they overheat and catch on FIRE - and one even claims the device caused chemical burns



Amazon.com Inc has recalled some of its portable chargers in the United States following reports of overheating and fire, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said on Tuesday.
The watchdog for safety and quality of consumer products in the United States said about 260,000 units of six kinds of power banks - manufactured in China by Guoguang Electric Co Ltd for Amazon's 'Basics' lineup - were part of the recall.  
Amazon has received 53 reports of these power banks overheating, which include incidents of battery acid burns and property damage from fire.
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13 March 2018 in Science &Technology, Views: 45
Source: Daily Mail
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