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Belkin recalls portable iPhone charging stand over shock, fire hazard

Belkin charger.
Belkin charger. (Belkin)

The product has a model code of WIZ003 and has 10,000mAh power battery capacity.

Popular accessory maker Belkin has issued a voluntary recall for the power bank charging standard called Portable Wireless Charger + Stand Special Edition. The recall has been made due to a defect in the manufacturing in the power supply unit. It has been mentioned that this defect can lead to overheating and malfunction of the charger, which makes the device a fire and shock hazard. For now, no injuries or damage has been reported. However, the company is willing to give you a full refund for the device. 

“Belkin has initiated a voluntary recall of all units of the Belkin Portable Wireless Charger + Stand Special Edition, WIZ003, and will be offering a full refund to all purchasers. A manufacturing defect in the power supply unit can cause the charger to malfunction and overheat, posing fire and shock hazards. No injuries or property damage have been reported, and no other Belkin wireless chargers or any other Belkin products are affected by this recall. If you have purchased the Belkin Portable Wireless Charger + Stand Special Edition, WIZ003, it is important that you immediately stop using it, disconnect it from any power supply, and contact us for further instructions,” states the Belkin support page.

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The product has a model code of WIZ003 and has 10,000mAh power battery capacity. It can also wirelessly charge Qi compatible phones including the iPhone 8 and later models. It is worth mentioning that Apple has even sold this product in its stores. 

In case you own this device, you can check if your product is affected by cross referencing the serial number. You can check the serial number and the back of the battery back with the list: 35B01DO6029400-35B01DO6033704, 35B01DO5010350-35B01DO5014350, 35B01DO6016560-35B01DO6020560, 35B01DO5014500-35B01DO5020003, 35B01DO6010001-35B01DO6010500 and 35B01DO6010501-35B01DO6015500.

It is even possible to submit a request for a full refund to the company's website. All you have to do is to enter your details, along with the devices purchase information and photos showing the product model and serial number.

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