Clegg Industries, Inc. dba CleggPromo has recently announced a recall for a certain model of its power banks as they may overheat while charging. Moreover, the recalled power banks may also explode and catch fire. CleggPromo says there have been no reports of any injury or accident related to the affected power banks so far. However, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says there is one reported incident of the said power bank overheating, exploding and then catching fire. This also resulted in fire damage.
The affected power banks are known as the CPB-100 model. They are rectangular in shape with rounded corners, measuring 3 1/2 inches long by 1 3/4 inches wide by 3/4 inches deep. They are cream-colored with a silver panel at the top side along with a white power button next to four circles. The word “POWERBANK” is also displayed next to these. Meanwhile, the front side of the power bank also features a micro-USB port that has the word “In” below it.
The recalled CleggPromo power banks have the catalog item number 625401. Clegg Industries says the affected item was sold to about 7 customers between January 2014 and April 2015. At the same time, these power banks were also given away as promotional items during a number of events, meetings, conventions and trade shows from January 2014 to April 2015. There are as much as 1,500 CPB-100 power banks for recall.
Consumers are immediately asked to stop using the power banks and to contact CleggPromo. The company will then send consumers a prepaid shipping box containing instructions on how to return the affected power banks free of charge. In addition, customers also get to receive a free set of executive pens as a replacement product.
The CleggPromo power banks up for recall were manufactured by Sinotec Technology of Hong Kong in China.