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PSA: AmazonBasics power banks recalled over chemical burn and fire risk

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UPDATED: Got mine in the email I sent to Amazon (See the attached).

...the safety from this recall. Source:
https://www.slashgear.com/amazonb...-13523107/

"...The recall covers a total of six AmazonBasics power bank models with the following ID numbers: B00LRK8EVO, B00LRK8HJ8, B00LRK8I7O, B00LRK8IV0, B00LRK8JDC or B00ZQ4JQAA. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, these recalled units may overheat and ignite, which could cause burns and/or fire damage...."

UPDATE (3/14/2018):

Per Forbes:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/iowa...df3b42166c

"...What To Do If You Have a Recalled Item

If you purchased the power bank directly from Amazon, you'll have likely already received an email from Amazon. Click the link provided in the "What Will Amazon Do…" section. It will take you to the site Amazon is using to process the recalls automatically. When I used it yesterday it was a little slow (likely due to there being over a quarter million of recalled items out there), but it was much snappier this morning.

If you didn't receive an email (or if you trashed it because you thought it might be a scam), you can go to the dedicated recall website and fill out your information. Note, that if you didn't buy the power bank directly from Amazon, you'll be directed to contact the retailer that you did purchase it through.
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What To Do If You No Longer Have the Recalled Item

If you no longer have the power bank, you won't be able to participate in the recall. Amazon is only providing refunds after they receive the items. Once you complete the recall form online, you'll receive a prepaid shipping box. Send it back with your power bank inside and Amazon will credit you for the amount you paid.

What To Do If You Want To Keep Using It

Invest in a good fire extinguisher and some burn cream. Seriously, though, exploding batteries are no joke. They can cause fires and severe chemical burns. Batteries are based on chemical reactions that are affected by heat and time. The result is usually a slow drop-off in capacity. But when the result is more volatile, it can get ugly fast...."

CPSC Link:
https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018...call-Alert

Offcial Amazon Claim:
https://amazonpowerbank.expertinq...d=49189094
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I don't believe fake news aka tech journalism im still rocking my note 7
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Watch it explodes tomorrow just for the karma
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Only charges to either 40-70% because of those OTA updates no?
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I got mine for free in a promotion, so I'm keeping it.
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Boy. Today seems to have more PSA than usual in Hot deals.
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Boy. Today seems to have more PSA than usual in Hot deals.
Well, I mean technically, this PSA is hot enough to leave burns. Checks out.
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I got mine for free in a promotion, so I'm keeping it.
I got mine free in that same promotion, but no idea what they'll do. I'm contacting customer service to see.
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Don't have this unit, but thanks for the head-up. Still not sure what to do with the battery that came with a Samsung phone that's swelled up like a hard pillow. I've replaced it, but I'm not sure how to dispose of it properly without it blowing up in a garbage truck, landfill or recycling center.
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Don't have this unit, but thanks for the head-up. Still not sure what to do with the battery that came with a Samsung phone that's swelled up like a hard pillow. I've replaced it, but I'm not sure how to dispose of it properly without it blowing up in a garbage truck, landfill or recycling center.
Not sure, but I think your local best buy will take old batteries to recycle (non-alkaline).
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No surprise. Amazon Basics products are the cheapest generic Chinese knockoffs they can find.
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Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) test?
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Public Service Announcement.
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UPDATED. At this time, the recall does not require a receipt. In addition, Amazon will provide a prepaid shipping label.
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