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.
#Recall: Daniel M. Friedman & Associates recall rechargeable power banks. The power banks can overheat, posing a fire hazard. CONTACT: 855-706-6500 or https://t.co/mRUDddFmE7. Full recall notice: https://t.co/mrePeYcpfK pic.twitter.com/cCEv2nSHTZ— US Consumer Product Safety Commission (@USCPSC) March 26, 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.
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