Amazon recalls portable chargers
Amazon.com has recalled some of its portable chargers in the United States following reports of overheating and fire, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.
The watchdog for safety and quality of consumer products said about 260,000 units of six kinds of power banks — manufactured in China by Guoguang Electric for the Amazon Basics line — 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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