Recall: Universal Rechargeable Power Banks
On 2019-03-26, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Universal Rechargeable Power Banks due to a potential Fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in November 2016 for about $25.
About 200,000 units are involved in this rechargeable power banks recall. Instance(s) of fires, property damage have been reported. 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 2019.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 8 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The power banks can overheat, posing a fire hazard
Instance(s) of fires, property damage have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Universal Rechargeable Power Banks for use with smart phones and tablets. The recalled chargers came in a variety of colors and shapes, including a unicorn head, a cat with sunglasses, and a rainbow between two clouds.
These items were sold new+ at Burlington, Kohl's, Ross and other stores nationwide from November 2016 through January 2019 for about $25.
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 power banks and contact Daniel M. Friedman & Associates to arrange to return the product for a full refund.
Daniel M. Friedman toll-free at 855-706-6500 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, e-mail at email@example.com or online at https://betseyjohnson.com and click on the "Voluntary Recall" button for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received three reports of the charger overheating including one report of a house fire causing up to $150,000 in property damage. No injuries reported received.
+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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