• Recall alert: Power bank chargers recalled over fire risk


    More than 170,000 rechargeable power banks for smartphones and tablets are being recalled due to a potential fire hazard.

    According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Daniel M. Friedman & Associates has received three reports of the products overheating, including one where a house fire caused up to $150,000 in damage.

    No injuries have been reported to date.

    The recalled power banks came in a variety of colors and shapes, including a cat with sunglasses, a rainbow between two clouds, and a unicorn head. They were sold for about $25 at Burlington, Kohl’s, Ross, and other stores nationwide from Nov. 2016 through Jan. 2019.

    Consumers are advised to stop using the power banks and contact Daniel M. Friedman & Associates to arrange to return the product for a full refund.

    For more information, call 855-706-6500, email info@betseyjohnson.com, or visit Betsey Johnson's website.

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