Recall alert: Fire risks prompt recall of nearly 32,000 USB-C chargers

FREMONT, Calif. — Nearly 32,000 USB-C chargers have been recalled following reports of overheating while in use.

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The recalls involve Hyper Products HyperJuice 130W USB-C battery packs and HyperJuice Stackable GaN 65W and 100W USB-C chargers, WXIN-TV reported.

The recalls, issued in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, affect about 13,700 of the battery packs with an item number of HJ307 and about 18,200 of the stackable chargers with item numbers of either HJ414 or HJ417.

Fremont, California-based Hyper Products confirmed that it has fielded two reports of its 130W battery packs overheating, resulting in smoke, melting and property damage.

The affected battery packs were sold at B&H Photo Video stores in New York and online at www.bhphotovideo.com, www.hypershop.com, www.indiegogo.com and www.kickstarter.com from October 2018 through April 2022 for between $122 and $158 each.

Meanwhile, the company fielded seven reports of the stackable chargers overheating, resulting in damage to the charging units.

The affected stackable chargers were sold by the same retailers as the battery packs from October 2020 through August 2022 for between $45 and $59 each for the 65-watt models and for between $58 and $84 each for the 100-watt models.

No injuries have been linked to either recall to date.

Consumers are advised to stop using the recalled products immediately and to contact Hyper Products for a refund in the form of a www.Hypershop.com store credit. Consumers my contact Hyper Products by calling 1-866-203-5570 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT, Monday through Friday, or by filling out a recall form online at www.Hypershop.com.

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