Over half a million chargers sold at Costco recalled for fire hazard

myCharge recalls 567,000 Power Hub portable chargers sold at Costco due to overheating risks causing fires and burn injuries - CPSC

The company has received 120 reports of the units overheating

myCharge is recalling 567,000 Power Hub all-in-one portable chargers because they can overheat and cause fires or burn injuries. The devices were sold exclusively at Costco.

The recall involves myCharge POWER HUB All-In-One 10,000mAh portable chargers with model numbers AO10FK-A, AO10FK-B, and AO10FK-C. The portable chargers are black and include two attached cables for charging portable electronic devices, and retractable wall prongs to recharge the power bank. “myCharge” is printed on the front surface along the long edge. The model number is printed on the back.

The recalled portable chargers have a date code printed on the outer surface of the wall prong. Date codes are a 4-digit number in the WWYY format, where WW is the sequential week of the year and YY is the last two digits of the manufacturing year. Date codes included in this recall end with 21 or 22, or are one of the following four date codes ending in 23: 0123, 0923, 1523, or 1723.

There have been a total of 120 reports involving the portable chargers overheating. myCharge received five reports of incidents, including two reports of residential fires, resulting in approximately $165,000 in reported property damage; and Costco received 115 returns of the portable chargers, mentioning melting, expanding, smoking, fire, burning, exploding, or sparking. There have been no reports of injuries requiring medical attention.

Note: Recalled lithium-ion batteries should be disposed of in accordance with any local and state ordinances, following the procedures established by your municipal recycling center for damaged/defective/recalled lithium batteries, because these potentially hazardous batteries must be handled differently than other batteries. Do not throw this recalled battery in the trash. Do not deposit this recalled battery in used battery recycling boxes found at various retail and home improvement stores.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled portable chargers, and contact myCharge for a free replacement portable charger.

Consumers may contact myCharge toll-free at 888-251-2026 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by email at compliance@mycharge.com, or online at https://mycharge.com/pages/power-hub-all-in-one-recall or www.myCharge.com and click on “RECALL INFORMATION” at the bottom of the page for more information.

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