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Amazon recalls 260,000 portable batteries due to risk of fire and possible explosion

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The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission had received many complaints about its portable batteries from the market, due to that Amazon has started to recall approximately 260,000 portable chargers due to risk of fire and burns.

Amazon said in a statement “Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled power banks and contact Amazon for instructions on how to return the unit for a full refund.”

These portable batteries have six versions in total: 16,100 mAh; 10,000mAh; 5,600mAh; 2,000 mAh with micro USB cable; 3,000mAh; and 3,000 mAh with micro USB cable. Amazon doesn’t actually make them, it just has their name on them, they’re built in China by a company called Guo Guang Electric Company Ltd.

If you have a portable battery AmazonBasics and you have not received an email, you need to go to the “recovery site” to get a refund, you can get more information on the official page. Amazon has removed all the products from their website, when entering a link that leads to one of them you are greeted with “Sorry, we couldn’t find that page”.

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So far no accident has been reported, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t happened, if you don’t get a refund It could be that the company replaces it with one of another model, but has not commented on anything else. amazon He had not received any such complaints, or at least they had not been made public, since the company does not usually publicize problems.

What do you think of these problems regarding their batteries?

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