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Betsey Johnson power banks sold at Ross, Kohls recalled due to fire hazard

Posted at 11:30 AM, Mar 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-27 17:28:09-04

Over 170,000 whimsical Betsy Johnson rechargeable power banks sold nationwide are being recalled because they can overheat and pose a fire hazard.

The firm that sells them, Daniel M. Friedman & Associates, has received three reports of the chargers overheating. Including one house fire which caused up to $150,000 in property damage.

No injuries have been reported, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The universal rechargeable power banks were sold nationwide at stores including Burlington, Ross and Kohls from Nov. 2016 through Jan. 2019 for around $25. The recalled power banks came in a variety of colors and shapes, including a unicorn head, a cat with sunglasses, and a rainbow between two clouds.

Consumers should stop using the power banks immediately and contact Daniel M. Friedman & Associates to arrange to return the product for a full refund. You can reach them 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 betseyjohnson.com and click on the “Voluntary Recall” button for more information.

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