Ama­zon re­calls por­ta­ble charg­ers over fires, burns

The Palm Beach Post - - BUSINESS -

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 Ama­ Inc. says it is also con­tact­ing cus­tomers. The power banks, used to charge smart­phones and other gad­gets on the go, were sold at Ama­, Ama­zon book­stores and Ama­zon pop-up shops be­tween De­cem­ber 2014 and July 2017. They cost be­tween $9 and $40. Ama­zon says cus­tomers can re­quest a re­fund through its web­site, ama­zon­power­bank.ex­per­t­in­

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