Anker 535 Power Bank (PowerCore 20K) recalled for fire risk
The Anker 535 Power Bank (PowerCore 20K) has been recalled. The recall notice for the product with code A1366 states that a small proportion of the gadgets may overheat and pose a fire risk. Anker notes that this problem was caused during the manufacturing process, though it does not provide further details. The recall is voluntary and affects Anker 535 devices sold in markets worldwide. If you are unsure whether your Anker power bank is this model, you can check the name and product code on the back of the device.
Anker advises that, should you own a 535 Power Bank (PowerCore 20K), you should immediately stop using the gadget and store it somewhere safe before disposing of it at a specialist Lithium battery disposal facility, such as a recycling centre. The company offers refunds for all affected customers; you can apply to get your money back here.
The Anker 535 Power Bank (PowerCore 20K), which is no longer on sale, is a portable device containing two USB-C ports and a USB-A port. A similar but more powerful device from Anker is the 537 Power Bank (PowerCore 26K for Laptop). The gadget has a 26,800 mAh battery, enabling you to charge devices like a MacBook, Dell XPS or iPhone. Ports on the device include 45 W USB-C and two 15 W USB-A ports. It is unclear whether or when the company will re-release the Anker 535 Power Bank (PowerCore 20K).