If you've purchased an Amazon-branded power bank from Amazon recently, you should be aware of a recall that Amazon issued today due to reports of overheating. Amazon has received 53 reports about defective power banks that have, in a few cases, led to chemical burns and property damage.

Affected AmazonBasics models that are part of the recall are listed here: 16,100 mAh; 10,000 mAh; 5,600 mAh; 2,000 mAh with micro USB cable; 3,000 mAh and 3,000 mAh with USB micro cable. All impacted units are rubberized or metallic power banks with the AmazonBasics logo printed on the front of the unit.

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These Amazon-branded power banks are affordable options that many Apple customers users may have purchased to charge their iPhones and iPads.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, which shared details on the recall, consumers should immediately unplug any recalled power banks and contact Amazon for details on how to return them for a full refund.

Amazon is sending out emails to all customers who might have purchased one of the faulty power banks.

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Top Rated Comments

acorntoy Avatar
60 months ago
How is this Apple related?
“These Amazon-branded power banks are affordable options that many Apple customers users may have purchased to charge their iPhones and iPads.”
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
44267547 Avatar
60 months ago
How is this Apple related?
Because this type of news should be spread directly to all consumers who purchased this product for safety reasons, being MacRumors is a tech site, there are those who may have purchased this product that could be directly affected without knowing until they read this article. This news Doesn’t have to be related to “Apple”, as it’s related to personal safety.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cfurlin Avatar
60 months ago
If your phone lasts you 2 days without charging then you barely use it lol
Well, some of us are not Millenials so we know how to walk and talk without shoving our faces in our phones 24/7.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ocnitsa Avatar
60 months ago
You get what you pay for.

“But Apple is so greedy”

Now you know why. It costs money to test products.
To be fair, Amazon is recalling them. Not ignoring it, then secretly throttling back the batteries, then replacing them for a discount. Etc....
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mariusignorello Avatar
60 months ago
You get what you pay for.

“But Apple is so greedy”

Now you know why. It costs money to test products.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
OldSchoolMacGuy Avatar
60 months ago
AmazonBasics Power Bomb

Returning them should be interesting as USPS, UPS, and FedEx aren't looking to ship what could potentially be a fire bomb.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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