Over 500,000 Portable Charger Models Sold At Costco Recalled, Reportedly Blamed For Multiple Residential Fires

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Multiple portable charger models sold exclusively at Costco have been recalled due to “posing fire and burn hazards,” the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) stated.

The CPSC announced the recall on June 20, 2024, which included approximately 567,000 units.

According to Fox Business, two house fires were blamed on the products overheating.

“myCharge POWER HUB All-In-One 10,000mAh portable chargers can overheat while charging, posing fire and burn hazards. Get a free replacement,” CPSC wrote.

Recalled myCharge POWER HUB All-In-One 10,000mAh portable charger, models AO10FK-A, AO10FK-B and AO10FK-C and date code location


This 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.

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

“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,” the agency added.

The products were sold “exclusively at Costco stores nationwide and online at from January 2022 through November 2023 for about $40,” the agency noted.

Fox Business reports:

“myCharge” has a page set up on its website to assist customers with returning the affected products.

As the recalled chargers contain a lithium-ion battery, they cannot be disposed of in household trash or in a battery recycling box, said the release.

This is due to the increased hazard risk associated with defective lithium-ion batteries.

“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,” they said.

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