Many of us rely on our notebooks and other electronic devices for work while on the go, meaning that power banks may come in handy when we lack readily access to a power source. If you use Spare Power Banks, you might be at risk of suffering an overheating incident.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, thousands of Spare 10,000 mAh Power Banks distributed between July and September 2019 come with lithium-ion batteries that can overheat and ignite. Because this issue has already led to one report of fire, consumers should not ignore this recall.
Users with the Spare Power Banks fitted with a 10,000 mAh Grade A lithium ion battery, LED indicator lights, and a flashlight are impacted by this recall.
They can identify the defective items by the PO number 1813582, which can be found on the back of the power bank.
Regulators reported that consumers must dispose of the recalled items by following state laws for the disposal of lithium-ion batteries as recalled items may overheat while in use and ignite, posing a fire risk to users and their property.
While the incident associated with the recalled items did not result in any injuries, consumers must beware that similar occurrences can result in injuries or property damage.
We hope that consumers affected by this recall are able to dispose of the defective products safely and promptly to avoid incidents.
While we’re glad that this issue is being addressed before serious injuries are reported, it is important to note that a fire had to happen for the company to launch a recall. Companies should be doing more to protect consumers by recalling defective products before incidents happen.
For more details on this particular recall, click here for the CPSC’s report.