Amazon recalls fire-risk power packs in UK, Europe and US

From BBC - March 14, 2018

Owners of Amazon's own-brand power bank chargers have been contacted by the firm telling them to stop using them.

A recall covering six models of the AmazonBasics-branded product was announced in the US and Canada on Tuesday.

A notice posted by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warned the packs could "overheat and ignite, posing fire and burn hazards".

The BBC understands UK and other European are also affected.

Amazon had received more than 50 complaints of overheated power banks in North America ahead of the move.

These included one report of a user suffering chemical burns after coming into contact with battery acid.


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