Anyone with one of the recalled power banks should stop using it immediately.
WASHINGTON — About 42,000 Anker Power Bank chargers have been recalled because the lithium-ion batteries inside can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
The recall concerns Anker 535 (PowerCore 20k) mobile power banks with model number A1366 engraved on the back of the products.
The recalled power banks were sold to Target stores across the country and on Amazon.com, Anker.com, and eBay.com from October 2022 to January 2023. The items were sold in a variety of colors and measured approximately 3 inches wide, 6 inches long, and 1 inch deep.
According to a notice posted by the US Consumer Product Safety Commissionthere were 10 reports of overheating incidents, including one where a person was injured.
Anchor explained in his announcement overheating problem “due to manufacturing conditions” in “a small number” of its power banks.
If you have one of the recalled power banks, you should stop using it immediately you can fill out an online form for a full refund.
Because the recalled products contain a lithium-ion battery, consumers should not dispose of it in the trash or for recycling. Instead, consumers should bring the batteries to a facility that accepts lithium-ion batteries. The The Earth911 site has a search option to help find sites by zip code that accept these batteries.
Fantasia Trading and Retailers will also directly notify consumers of the recall. Consumers can contact Fantasia Trading at 800-988-7973 between 7am and 5pm Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.