myCharge recalls powerbanks due to fire, burn hazards
myCharge is recalling 67,000 powerbanks due to fire and burn hazards.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the powerbank’s lithium-ion battery can overheat and ignite, posing fire and burn hazards.
This recall involves seven models of myCharge powerbanks used for powering and recharging electronic devices that have a USB interface, such as tablets, cell phones, Bluetooth speakers, e-readers, etc. The powerbanks have an anodized metallic case that is blue, black or gray. “myCharge” is written on the front of the product case. The model name can be found on the back of the product case and on the bottom panel of the product packaging. The date code is printed on the outer packaging and the product case, except for the Adventure Mega and Adventure Mega C models where the date code is printed on the underside of a flap on the top of the product case.
The recalled powerbanks have the following model names, model numbers and date codes:
|Model Name||Model Number||Date Codes|
|myCharge Adventure Mega||Model No. AVC20KG-A||2818, 3718, 4018, or 4518|
|myCharge Adventure Mega C||Model No. AVCQC20KG-A||2818|
|myCharge Razor Mega||Model No. RZ20KK-A||3818, 4118, 4418, 4918, or 1719|
|myCharge Razor Mega C||Model No. RZQC20KK-A||3818|
|myCharge Razor Super||Model No. RZ24NK-A||0319|
|myCharge Razor Super C||Model No. RZQC24NK-A||3319 or 3519|
|myCharge Razor Xtreme||Model No. RZPD26BK-A||2818, 3718, or 3918|
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled powerbanks and contact myCharge for instructions on returning the battery to obtain a refund in the form of an electronic voucher for the full purchase price plus a 25% bonus for redemption on www.mycharge.com.
myCharge has received 30 reports of the powerbanks overheating, resulting in seven injuries, including burns to the upper body, hands, legs, and/or feet of users, and/or property damage to household flooring, walls and furniture.
The powerbanks were sold at Best Buy, Brainstorm, Hirsch Gifts, Hudson News, InMotion, Lapine, Power Sales, Projector World, and Target stores nationwide and online at www.amazon.com, www.mycharge.com and www.target.com and through the U.S. Marine Corps/Navy Exchange from August 2018 through December 2019 for between $70 and $100.
Consumers can contact myCharge toll-free at 1-888-251-2026 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at email@example.com, or online at mycharge.com/pages/productsafety or www.mycharge.com and click on “PRODUCT SAFETY” at the bottom of the page for more information.