Belkin Recalls Portable Wireless Charger Due to Fire Hazard

Belkin is recalling the Boost Charge Portable Wireless Charger + Stand Special Edition (WIZ003) sold in Apple retail stores and online through Apple and Belkin due to fire and shock hazards, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (via The Verge).

belkin recalled wireless charger
A manufacturing defect with the power supply unit can cause the charger to malfunction and overheat, leading to a fire risk. Belkin says that no injuries or property damage have been reported, and no other wireless chargers are affected by the recall.

Belkin is offering a full refund to all customers who purchased the charger, and recommends that customers who own the charger stop using it immediately and contact the company for further instructions.

The Boost Charge Portable Wireless Charger + Stand Special Edition was sold by Apple and Belkin from July 2020 through October 2020, and it was priced at $80. It features a removable 10,000mAh power bank that can be charged at the same time as an iPhone.

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Top Rated Comments

alpi123 Avatar
44 months ago

Soooo, same problem Apple has been going through for years. Such a simple design yet extremely difficult to architect from the inside.

RIP! Apple AirPower.
Since when a power supply issue is the same as 32 overheating coils?

manufacturing defect with the power supply unit
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icanhazmac Avatar
44 months ago




I guess, it has to do with the heat it’s generating inside the coil?
Posting random patent application pictures doesn't answer the question. How is a manufacturer defect in a power supply like overheating coils?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
now i see it Avatar
44 months ago
No more relying on the endorsement of UL Listed to ensure your gear doesn't burn down your house
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kennyt72 Avatar
44 months ago

Ask Apple the same question.
Why?
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alpi123 Avatar
44 months ago




I guess, it has to do with the heat it’s generating inside the coil?
Apple's main issue was that they used too many coils, 32, and they were overheating like crazy.

Belkin's issue is not related to the coils, but the power supply. Two much different things.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
4jasontv Avatar
44 months ago
The problem is that Belkin isn't being punished for placing people at risk. It doesn't matter if no one got hurt. Considering the obscene markup of the their products they should have plenty of room for refunding plus compensating. It's a shame someone has to be injured to hold companies accountable.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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