Amazon recalls 260,000 portable batteries due to the risk of fire

Recently, HP and Fujitsu have begun recalling batteries in some notebook models, and Amazon has launched a similar program for pawnbanks that were sold under the AmazonBasics brand.

Amazon recalls 260,000 portable batteries due to the risk of fire

Recently, HP and Fujitsu have begun recalling batteries in some notebook models, and Amazon has launched a similar program for pawnbanks that were sold under the AmazonBasics brand.

What happened?

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Amazon recalls 260,000 universal mobile batteries with a capacity of 2000 mAh and up to 16,100 mAh. Six models in a black casing were produced by the Chinese Guoguang Electric Co., Ltd. on the order of an online store. It turned out that they can overheat and pose a fire hazard. There were recorded cases of damage to property due to an exploded battery, in addition, one user received a chemical burn.

And now what?

Amazon calls on all consumers to stop using potentially dangerous pa-banks. The company announced a massive return of batteries with a full refund, however, the program operates only in the US and Canada. The conditions for recall in other countries are likely to be announced later.

Source: CPSC

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