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190,000 portable chargers sold on Amazon recalled over fire risk

More than 170 consumer products have been recalled so far this year.

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A portable charger used to power cellphones and other devices has been recalled after one reportedly caught fire during a commercial flight.

About 190,000 of the VRURC chargers, sold only through Amazon, are part of the recall. The notice posted Thursday by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said the product can ignite. Customers can get a replacement by contacting the company.

“VRURC has received one report of fire during a commercial flight, which resulted in four flight attendants being transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation,” the notice said.

The chargers were sold on Amazon from July 2021 through May 2023 for $30 to $40. They were manufactured by Shenzhen ChuangliJiacheng Technology Co. Ltd., d/b/a VRURC, of China. The model number is OD-B7. The items have a built-in wall plug and two cables to charge different types of devices, such as iPhones, android phones and other products that take a micro USB input. They’re made in various colors.

Consumers can file complaints about products or look up information on products that have been recalled or look up complaints filed by others through the CPSC at

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