Amazon recalls portable chargers on reports of fires, burns

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

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says Amazon received 53 reports of the chargers overheating, including one of a customer who was burned by battery acid. There were also four reports of property damage due to fire and smoke.

The CPSC says customers should stop using the chargers and contact Amazon for a refund. Seattle-based Amazon.com Inc. says it is also contacting customers.

The power banks, used to charge smartphones and other gadgets on the go, were sold at Amazon.com, Amazon book stores and Amazon pop-up shops between Dec. 2014 and July 2017. They cost between $9 and $40.

Amazon says customers can request a refund through its website, amazonpowerbank.expertinquiry.com .

You may also like these

5 lawmakers leave Australian Parliament due to...

May 9, 2018

Five Australian lawmakers have been forced from Parliament in an ongoing legal wrangle over a...

Australian Senate to vote in June on corporate...

May 28, 2018

The Australian government has announced the Senate will vote in June on cutting corporate tax rates...

Global stocks dip ahead of release of Fed minutes

Aug 17, 2016

Global stocks and the price of oil dipped Wednesday as investors awaited the release of the minutes...

World stocks slip as investors eye timing of Fed...

Aug 19, 2016

World stock markets have turned lower as investors speculate whether the U.S. Federal Reserve will...

US tycoon's China scholarship project opens doors...

Sep 10, 2016

A new scholarship program intended to rival the prestigious Rhodes Scholarships and build...

Search
Financial Markets

About Us

Established in 2015, The Upstocker provides insights on financial reports, commentary, and investment data to traders so that you can make better investment decisions.

Contact us: sales[at]theupstocker.com

Subscribe Now!