According to an online news report published on wtkr.com, some Anker power banks and portable chargers are being recalled due to reports of overheating. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) stated that this recall involves Anker 535 Mobile Power Banks (PowerCore 20k) that have a model number of A1366. There have been at least ten reports of the products overheating. One of those incidents resulted in someone becoming injured.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is urging owners of the affected Anker power banks and portable chargers to immediately stop using them immediately. Those who purchased a recalled Anker 535 Mobile Power Bank should contact Fantasia Trading for information about obtaining a complete refund and instructions on safely discarding the power banks.
The consequences of power bank fires include injuries, property damage, and fatalities. Power banks are portable charging devices that are used to recharge mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops. They have become increasingly popular in recent years, but there have been numerous reports of power banks overheating, catching fire, and causing injuries or property damage.
The root cause of power bank overheating and fires can vary, but it is often related to defects in the design or manufacturing process. Some power banks may be prone to overheating due to a lack of proper ventilation, while others may have defective lithium-ion batteries that can overheat and cause a fire.
Injuries caused by power bank fires can be severe, including burns, smoke inhalation, and even death. The risk of injury is especially high when power banks are left unattended, such as when charging overnight or in a closed space.
To reduce the risk of injuries or property damage from power bank overheating and fires, only use high-quality power banks from reputable manufacturers. It is also important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for charging and using the power bank, including avoiding overcharging and using the device in well-ventilated areas.
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