29 Apr '14, 11pm

Recall of portable power banks raises concerns

Recall of portable power banks raises concerns

Electronics retailer Challenger is recalling 12,000 units of portable power banks due to a problem of overheating that could lead to a fire or explosion - sparking a call for such products to be regulated here. In a quarter-page colour advertisement in The Straits Times yesterday, Challenger alerted customers to "overheating" problems for its two in-house models - Valore vPower 7800 mAh and 5200 mAh, sold for $79.90 and $59.90 respectively. It is offering customers a one-for-one exchange until May 31, or a refund for those that are still covered under the product's warranty. The retailer, one of the largest for computer products here, told The Straits Times it has received four complaints to date.

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/more-singapore...

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