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Anker Recalls 321 Power Bank Due to Fire Risk

Anker has announced a recall of its 321 Power Bank over concerns that a manufacturing defect could cause the device to overheat and potentially start a fire.

Details of the Recall

Affected Model and Defect

The recall affects the 321 Power Bank (PowerCore 5k, Model Number A1112). Anker has identified a defect in the lithium-ion battery used in these devices, which can cause them to overheat. This overheating poses a risk of melting plastic components and producing smoke, potentially leading to a fire.

Scope of the Problem

While Anker states that only a "small number" of these power banks are impacted, the company has opted to recall all units sold to ensure customer safety. The issue primarily affects power banks manufactured after March 2023.

Identifying the Affected Power Banks

How to Check Your Device

To determine if your power bank is part of the recall, check the bottom of the device for the label "Anker 321 Power Bank (PowerCore 5K, Black), Model: A1112." If your device matches this description, it is included in the recall.

Instructions for Consumers

What to Do If You Own an Affected Power Bank

Anker advises customers who own the affected power bank to immediately stop using the device. Store it in a safe location and dispose of it at a facility that accepts lithium batteries to prevent any potential hazards.

Verification and Additional Information

Customers can verify if their specific power bank is included in the recall by visiting Anker’s official website. Anker is reaching out to all customers who purchased the device to provide further instructions and ensure their safety.

Anker's recall of the 321 Power Bank highlights the importance of addressing potential safety issues proactively. Customers are urged to check their devices and follow the recommended steps to ensure their safety and prevent any risk of fire.

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Pooja Kapoor is a technology writer and product safety expert with over a decade of experience covering product recalls and consumer advisories. Pooja specializes in providing insights into the latest trends in tech safety and product reliability.


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