Amazon recall power banks due to fire risk

Six models of a portable charger have been recalled by Amazon, following reports of catching fire and burning users.

The Amazon Basics Power Bank models were sold between late 2014 and mid 2017, and branded as Amazon products, although they were manufactured in China by the Guoguang Electric Company Ltd.

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Around 260,000 units of Amazon Basics power banks are affected, with various battery sizes. This includes 16,100mAh; 10,000mAh; 5,600mAh; 2,000mAh with micro USB cable; 3,000mAh and 3,000mAh with USB micro cable models.

The ID numbers of affected products are as follows: B00LRK8EVO, B00LRK8HJ8, B00LRK8I7O, B00LRK8IV0, B00LRK8JDC or B00ZQ4JQAA.

Anyone who owns one of these items is advised to stop using it immediately.

Buyers of the chargers should have received an email explaining the recall and what to do - anyone who has brought one and can't find the email is advised to check their junk or spam folder. Failing that, Amazon's customer services teams on 0800 279 7234.

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