July 19, 2024

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567,000 chargers sold at Costco have been recalled after two homes caught fire

567,000 chargers sold at Costco have been recalled after two homes caught fire

A Michigan company is recalling about 567,000 portable battery chargers sold at Costco nationwide after 120 reports of the product overheating while charging, with the devices linked to two residential fires.

The recall includes myCharge POWER HUB All-In-One 10,000 mAh portable chargers with model numbers AO10FK-A, AO10FK-B, and AO10FK-C. The chargers were sold in Costco stores and online from January 2022 through November 2023 for about $40, myCharge revealed Thursday in a report. notice Published by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Photo of the recalled myCharge portable battery charger.

US Consumer Product Safety Commission


Birmingham, Michigan-based myCharge said it had received five reports of charges made in China overheating, including two home fires. Costco also received 115 returns of chargers, where customers reported melting, expanding, smoking, fire, burning, exploding or sparking. There were no reports of injuries requiring medical attention.

Owners of recalled chargers should stop using them and contact myCharge for replacement.

The company can be reached at (888) 251-2026 from 9am to 4pm ET Monday through Friday; By email at [email protected]; Or on myCharge website.

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