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Rechargeable power bank chargers recalled due to fire hazard

Posted at 4:59 AM, Apr 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-04 06:13:20-04

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."

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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 or online at