Amazon is recalling six AmazonBasics portable battery packs that can overheat


Another day, another gadget recall.

Working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Amazon’s recalled six of its own AmazonBasics portable battery banks over “risk of overheating” that could “cause the power bank to overheat or melt, presenting a fire hazard.”

According to an email sent out to customers and obtained by Mashable, if you purchased an AmazonBasics Power Bank battery sold between December 2014 and July 2017, you should stop using it immediately, return it, and get a refund.

An Amazon spokesperson emailed Mashable the following confirmation for the voluntary recall: Read more…

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