The recalled power banks can overheat and ignite, posing a fire hazard.
Costco at 800-774-2678 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. PT Saturday through Sunday, by live chat at https://customerservice.costco.com/ from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. PT Monday through Friday and 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT Saturday through Sunday, or online at https://www.costco.com/recalls.html or www.costco.com and click on Recalls & Product Notices at the bottom of the page for more information.
This recall involves Ubio Labs power banks, sold in either a pack of one or a pack of two. The recalled power banks are black and have the model number PWB1071 printed on the back. The Costco item number is printed on the package. The item number for the single pack is 1314518, and the item number for the two-pack is 1265470.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled power banks and contact Costco for a full refund. Ubio Labs is no longer in operation. Costco has contacted all known purchasers directly.
Costco has received three reports of fire, including one report of fire on a commercial flight resulting in four reports of smoke inhalation and one report of a minor burn injury to passengers.
Ubio Labs, Inc., of Mercer Island, Washington (ceased operations)
Costco Wholesale Corp., of Issaquah, Washington
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