Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

Rechargeable Power Banks Recalled by Daniel M. Friedman & Associates Due to Fire Hazards

Name of product: Universal rechargeable power banks

Hazard: The power banks can overheat, posing a fire hazard

Remedy: Refund

Recall date: March 26, 2019

Units: About 170,500 (In addition, 6,900 were sold in Canada)

Consumer Contact: Daniel M. Friedman toll-free at 855-706-6500 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, e-mail at info@betseyjohnson.com or online at https://betseyjohnson.com and click on the "Voluntary Recall" button for more information.

Description: This recall involves Universal Rechargeable Power Banks for use with smart phones and tablets. The recalled chargers came in a variety of colors and shapes, including a unicorn head, a cat with sunglasses, and a rainbow between two clouds.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled power banks and contact Daniel M. Friedman & Associates to arrange to return the product for a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of the charger overheating including one report of a house fire causing up to $150,000 in property damage. No injuries reported received.

Sold At: Burlington, Kohl's, Ross and other stores nationwide from November 2016 through January 2019 for about $25.

Manufacturer: Yiwu City Fuman Leather & Accessories Co., Ltd., of China

Importer: Daniel M. Friedman & Associates, a division of Steven Madden, Ltd. of Long Island City, N.Y.

Manufactured In: China