Recall: Re-fuel Power Bank Charging Stations
On 2018-04-05, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Re-fuel Power Bank Charging Stations due to a potential Fire and Burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2017 for about $40.
About 6,000 units are involved in this power bank recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Power Supplies & Adapters category in 2018.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 8 million product units.
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What is the problem?
When the unit is being charged, it can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves the Re-fuel by Digipower Grab and Go Family Pack portable power bank charging stations. The power bank charger is a self-contained energy source used to charge cell phones and other devices when an electrical outlet is not available. The unit consists of three (black, gray and green) 2600 mAh re-chargeable lithium-ion battery chargers that sit on a recharging docking station. Each power bank is oval in shape and measures approximately 3.75 inches long by 1.25 inches high by 0.75 inches wide. "re-fuel by DIGIPOWER" is printed on each power bank. Item number RF-TRIP is printed on the bottom of the charging station.
These items were sold new+ at The Container Store stores nationwide from October 2017 through February 2018 for about $40.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled charging stations and contact The Container Store for instructions on how to receive a full refund.
The Container Store toll-free at 888-266-8246 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT anytime, via email at email@example.com or online at www.containerstore.com and click on Product Recall for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received five reports of power bank charging stations overheating and melting. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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