Mizco International Recalls Power Bank Charging Station

The recalled involves about 6,000 units of the Re-fuel by Digipower Grab and Go Family Pack portable power bank charging station. When the device is being charged, it can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

Mizco International Inc., of Avenel, N.J., has recalled about 6,000 units of the Re-fuel by Digipower Grab and Go Family Pack portable power bank charging station because when the device is being charged, it can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards. The recall was announced April 5.

They were sold at Container Store; consumers should stop using the devices and contact Container Store toll-free at 888-266-8246 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Central time, via email to contain@containerstore.com, or by visiting www.containerstore.com and clicking on Product Recall for more information.

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. Each power bank is oval in shape and measures approximately 3.75 inches long by 1.25 inches high by 0.75 inches wide; "re-fuel by DIGIPOWER" is printed on each power bank, and item number RF-TRIP is printed on the bottom of the charging station.

The company has received five reports of power bank charging stations overheating and melting. No injuries have been reported.

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