Power banks are key for keeping your phone alive during long days or travel, but some could cause more problems than they solve. Amazon announced a recall Monday on several of its AmazonBasics power banks. Here's how to know if yours is one of them.
AmazonBasics is the company's in house brand that provides no-frills products without the markup.
"We are voluntarily recalling six models of AmazonBasics Portable Power Banks in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission ("CPSC")," the retailer announced in an email. "The batteries in the power banks present a risk of overheating. This could cause the power bank to overheat or melt, presenting a fire hazard."
The models affected range from 2,000 mAh to 16,100 mAh (which stands for milli ampere hour and describes the capacity of a battery). Amazon recommends to stop using the recalled banks immediately and to visit this site to process refunds and returns.
The company did not disclose how many units, if any, caught fire.