Amazon recalls power banks due to fire and burn hazards

Lloyd Doyle
March 13, 2018

However, that brand has been tarnished a little today on news that some AmazonBasics power banks are a fire hazard, and Amazon sold these faulty accessories for almost three years.

Amazon has issued a voluntary recall of six AmazonBasics power bank models due to overheating, which has potential fire risk. In total, some 260,000 hazardous units were sold and as of today are being recalled.

The recall affects six models of power bank, the 16,100mAh, 10,000mAh, 5,600mAh, 3,000mAh, 2,000mAh with Micro USB cable, and 3,000mAh with Micro USB cable. Product ID number B00LRK8EVO, B00LRK8HJ8, B00LRK8I7O, B00LRK8IV0, B00LRK8JDC or B00ZQ4JQAA is printed on the back. You can find those numbers printed on the back of the product.

AmazonBasics portable power bank charger packs are being recalled because of 53 reports in the United States of overheating including one report of chemical burns from battery acid.


Amazon offered the power banks for sale through Amazon.com, Amazon Bookstores, and Amazon Pop-Up Stores between December 2014 and July 2017.

The company is contacting all known purchasers. Contacting Amazon's customer service will also point you in the right direction should there be any trouble with the form. Alternatively, visit https://amazonpowerbank.expertinquiry.com/ at any time. Three of the affected battery models are all significantly larger than average cell phone batteries and would have no problem causing serious damage to anything near them should they ignite.

Amazon is also sending out emails to customers who purchased the power banks, advising them to immediately stop using them.

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