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Power Banks recalled due to fire hazard

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(WPTA21) — Around 170,500 power banks are being recalled after reports of them overheating, causing one house fire.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said the recall involves universal rechargeable power banks for use with smartphones and tablets.

The power banks were sold in a variety of colors and shapes at Burlington, Kohl’s, Ross and other stores nationwide from November 2016 through January 2019 for about $25.

The recall was initiated after three reports of the charger overheating including one report of a house fire causing up to $150,000 in property damage. No injuries were reported.

Anyone with the recalled chargers should stop using them and contact Daniel M. Friedman & Associates to arrange to return the product for a full refund.

People can contact Daniel M. Friedman toll-free at 855-706-6500 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday,  e-mail at info@betseyjohnson.com or online at https://betseyjohnson.com and click on the “Voluntary Recall” button for more information.

Jacob Burbrink

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