Amazon has today recalled six different models of its AmazonBasics portable power banks, including a total of 260,000 units. This comes after some units have caused property damage and in one case, a chemical burn.
Amazon will be providing refunds to customers with affected products. If you have an AmazonBasics portable power bank, look for the product ID number on the back of the unit and compare it to the recall information.
So far Amazon reports 53 incidents in which the power banks have been overheating, one including a chemical burn, and four that saw property damage.
For details on how to file an incident report and claim your refund, head to the recall page here.
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