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Stop using THIS charger! Fire incident in airplane injures 4 flight attendants

VRURC has warned its users to stop using their portable charger after one caught fire in an airplane and injured 4 flight attendants.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Jul 07 2023, 12:04 IST
Nearly 200000 VRURC chargers recalled after a fire incident in an airplane!
Nearly 200000 VRURC chargers recalled after a fire incident in an airplane! (VRURC)

In recent years, various cases of portable charger fires have been reported. Due to these incidents, airplane companies are not allowing lithium-ion batteries aboard. The danger is too high of these batteries catching fire and if the airplane is in the air, the danger of a crash increases exponentially. And such an incident has just come to light. A VRURCA model OD-B7 portable charger caught fire in an airplane and injured 4 flight attendants, Tom's Guide reported!

VRURCA's statement on the incident

After the shocking incident, VRURC company shared a general warning with the public to stop using its model OD-B7 portable charger. Nearly 200000 chargers were sold on Amazon in six different colors black, blue, green, orange, pink, red, and white between July 2021 and May 2023.

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It has a built-in USB and Lightning cables with a wall plug. Note that the model number is printed on the back of the charger so, if you have the charger then urgently stop using it and contact the company.

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As per the company's order, do not throw away the charger in the dustbin. Customers have been asked to take them to a place that can dispose of lithium-ion batteries instead.

What to do if your charger is a recalled model?

If you have the VRURC model OD-B7 charger, then you must contact VRURC for a replacement or refund.

Here is how you can reach out to VRURC:

  • Email the company at support@vrurcpower.com
  • Their working days are from Monday to Friday between 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM.
  • Read the information clearly guided by the company here: https://www.vrurcpower.com/pages/safety-recall or https://www.vrurcpower.com/

If you own any such portable charger, make sure to check the model number and follow the above-mentioned instructions for the safe disposal of such devices and to get a free replacement or refund on your purchased item. Also, if your device is heating at a high rate then you must contact the company's customer service.

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First Published Date: 07 Jul, 12:04 IST
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