About 6,000 Re-fuel by Digipower Grab and Go Family Pack portable power bank charging stations are being recalled because they can overheat, potentially causing fires or burns. That’s according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, which said in a Thursday announcement that there have been five reports of the power bank charging stations overheating and melting. No injuries have been reported, the CPSC said.
The Container Store sold the Re-fuel charging stations at its stores throughout the U.S. from October 2017 through February 2018 for about $40. Mizco International Inc. of Avenel, N.J. imported the products, which were manufactured in China.
According to the CPSC, the power bank charger is a self-contained energy source used to charge cell phones and other devices when an electrical outlet is not available. The unit consists of three (black, gray and green) 2600 mAh re-chargeable lithium-ion battery chargers that sit on a recharging docking station. The words “re-fuel by DIGIPOWER” are printed on each power bank. Item number RF-TRIP is printed on the bottom of the charging station.
“Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled charging stations and contact The Container Store for instructions on how to receive a full refund,” said the CPSC, which noted the company was undertaking the recall voluntarily.
Consumers can contact the Container Store toll-free at 888-266-8246 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Central Time, via email at email@example.com or learn more online at www.containerstore.com.