Fire hazard prompts recall of 190,000 portable chargers sold at Amazon

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One device caught fire during a commercial airline flight, resulting in injuries

VRURC, a China-based company, has recalled about 190,000 portable chargers. The company says the chargers can ignite, posing a fire hazard.

This recall involves VRURC portable chargers with model number “OD-B7,” which have built-in cables and a built-in wall plug. The model number is printed on the back of the recalled chargers, which were sold in black, blue, green, orange, pink, red and white color options.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled portable chargers and contact VRURC for a free replacement product.

Incidents/Injuries:

VRURC has received one report of fire during a commercial flight, which resulted in four flight attendants being transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation.

Sold At:

Exclusively at Amazon.com from July 2021 through May 2023 for between $30 and $40.

Recall number:

23-238

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