A warning if you use an Amazon Basics portable charger

AmazonBasics Power Bank

Amazon is recalling six models of its AmazonBasics Portable Power Banks in cooperation with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. The affected devices have the AmazonBasics on the front with the part number - B00LRK8EVO, B00LRK8HJ8, B00LRK8I7O, B00LRK8IV0, B00LRK8JDC or B00ZQ4JQAA - on the back.

The affected batteries are all Amazon's low-priced AmazonBasics brand.

Fortunately, there are about a million more power banks on Amazon right now that won't catch fire.

Six versions of AmazonBasics' lithium-ion battery chargers are being recalled including 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. You can find those numbers printed on the back of the product.

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So far Amazon reports 53 incidents in which the power banks have been overheating, one including a chemical burn, and four that saw property damage.

Today, Amazon has issued a recall for its self-branded line of power banks that it sells.

Amazon is sending out emails to those who have purchased the power banks, recommending they immediately stop using them. In this case, Gizmodo reports the power banks were made by Guoguang Electric Company Ltd.in China. Seattle-based Amazon.com Inc. says it also is contacting customers. The power banks are all used as external battery supplies for smartphones and other products. If you didn't, then contact Amazon directly toll-free at 855-215-5134 from 8am to 5pm ET Monday through Saturday.

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