Anker Announces Recall of Model 535 Power Bank Due to Fire Risk

Anker Announces Recall of Model 535 Power Bank Due to Fire Risk

Anker recently announced that it is voluntarily recalling its 535 Power Bank (PowerCore 20K), as the charging accessory can pose a fire and safety risk due to an overheating issue.

We have discovered that due to a manufacturing condition, a small number of our Anker 535 Power Banks may overheat and pose a fire safety risk. The safety of our customers is Anker Innovations’ highest priority, and we have issued a voluntary recall of all Anker 535 Power Bank (PowerCore 20K) A1366 devices.

Anker is working closely with local government agencies to ensure a comprehensive and safe recall process. We urge all customers with an Anker 535 Power Bank (PowerCore 20K) A1366 to follow the steps below.

The 535 Power Bank retailed for $110, and it provided a 19,200mAh capacity with charging up to 60W. Model A1366 is the device that’s being recalled, with the model number listed on the bottom of the battery.

You can verify the model of your Anker battery by looking on the bottom of battery (see image below) and confirm that it reads: 535 Power Bank (PowerCore 20K) and Model: A1366.

What to do if you own an Anker 535 Power Bank (PowerCore 20K) A1366 device:

1. Immediately stop using this device
2. Store this device in a safe location
3. Do not throw battery into the trash or recycling bin
4. Please dispose of your device at a facility that accepts Lithium batteries
5. Click here to initiate a refund for your 535 Power Bank (PowerCore 20K) A1366

Anker says a small number of devices are affected. One of the 535 Power Banks was cited as the “most probable cause” of a house fire in Maryland last week.

(Via MacRumors)