iRobot Spinoff Ava Robotics Introduces Autonomous Telepresence Robot

You might want to pay attention if you purchased an AmazonBasics power bank over the last couple of years. Working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Amazon has issued a recall of six models of its AmazonBasics Portable Power Banks. The models that have been recalled were sold by the company between December 2014 and July 2017. The affected units post a fire hazard which is why they’re being recalled. The recall notice mentions that these AmazonBasics Portable Power Banks are at a risk of overheating which can cause them to melt and thus be a potential fire hazard. The notice also mentions that around 260,000 units are affected. The models affected by this recall include the 2,000mAh, 3,000mAh, 5,600mAh, 10,000mAh, and 16,100mAh models with micro-USB cable.Amazon is now sending out emails to customers who purchased these power bans to inform them of the recall. It’s recommending that they stop using the product immediately. The emails also contain a one-time URL which lets the cus

iRobot Spinoff Ava Robotics Introduces Autonomous Telepresence Robot

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Tue 13 Mar 18 from IEEE Spectrum

Amazon recalls portable chargers on reports of fires, burns

Amazon is recalling 260,000 AmazonBasics portable chargers after reports that they can overheat and cause fires or burns.

Tue 13 Mar 18 from Phys.org

Amazon recalls portable chargers on reports of fires, burns, Tue 13 Mar 18 from USA today

Amazon recalls fire-risk power packs in UK, Europe and US

Six models of the AmazonBasics product have been identified as posing a burns hazard.

Wed 14 Mar 18 from BBC Technology

Amazon recalls power banks due to fire, chemical burn...

Amazon.com Inc has recalled some of its Amazon Basics portable chargers in the United States following reports of overheating and fire. The firm has received 53 reports of overheating. ...

Tue 13 Mar 18 from Daily Mail

AmazonBasics battery packs recalled due to fire risk - CNET

Amazon has recalled six models of portable power banks due to multiple reports of fires and even chemical burns.

Tue 13 Mar 18 from CNET

Amazon recalls power banks due to fire, chemical burn hazards

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc has recalled some of its portable chargers in the United States following reports of overheating and fire, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said ...

Tue 13 Mar 18 from Reuters Technology

Amazon recalls 260,000 portable power banks due to fire hazard

After receiving more than 50 reports of overheating, six different version of AmazonBasics portable batteries are being recalled. Chemical burns and property damage from fire and smoke have ...

Tue 13 Mar 18 from Techspot

Six AmazonBasics Power Bank Models Recalled Due To Fire Hazard

You might want to pay attention if you purchased an AmazonBasics power bank over the last couple of years. Working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Amazon has issued a recall ...

Tue 13 Mar 18 from Ubergizmo

AmazonBasics power banks recalled over fire hazard concerns

AmazonBasics is great choice for everything from HDMI cables to coathangers and a whole lot more. Apparently "whole lot more" also extends to unintentional fire sources. The ...

Tue 13 Mar 18 from Engadget

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