More than 4,000 rechargeable power banks chargers are being recalled because they pose a fire hazard.
Spector & Co has received two reports of the power banks overheating while recharging, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The T119 Elf power bank chargers, which are used to charge a mobile phone or other electronic device, were "given away as a free promotional item at various meetings, trade shows and industry conventions from May 2016 through January 2019."
Description of the recalled power bank chargers:
- Measures about 4 inches long by ¾ inch high by ¾ inch wide
- Has a color match end with a wire key loop
- Sides are either gun metal blue, black, red or gray
- On the black top of the charger in white letters are "5V OUT" and "5V IN"
- The name and/or logo of the organization that gave away the units as a promotional item appears on the side of the power bank
If you own one of the recalled power bank chargers you should immediately stop using it and contact Spector & Co for a free replacement and instructions for proper disposal. You can reach them toll-free at 866-215-7991 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.spectorandco.com/recall.