In response to several cases of fire outbreaks resulting from the use of its Wireless charger, Belkin has now put in motion the process of recalling its latest wireless charger, the Belkin Portable Wireless Charger + Stand Special Edition (WIZ003). This is because there are credible fears that fire outbreaks might ensue while charging your device with the wireless charger, obviously due to a manufacturing defect that may not have been discovered at the quality assurance stage of production.
The company says it found out that the wireless charger has been observed to exhibit overheating due to a yet-to-be-determined malfunction. Belkin also says that no injuries or property damage have been reported, and no other wireless chargers are affected by the recall.
The company insists that no incidents have been reported, but users who have the Portable Wireless Charger + Stand Special Edition (WIZ003) are encouraged to unplug the charger and to stop using it immediately, to prevent the risk of overheating and fire. The company is giving a full refund to the customers who bought the product. In addition, Belkin will provide its customers with explicit steps and instructions that will help customers safely and securely dispose of a faulty wireless charger.
In the statement released by Belkin, the company said that only the WIZ003 portable wireless charger was affected by the recall and all other Belkin chargers and other products are still available for an excellent consumer experience. It is estimated that the recall only affects chargers that were sold between July 2020 and October 2020.
The Belkin wireless chargers, prior to the voluntary recall, had enjoyed patronage over a wide spectrum and were sold by Belkin directly via its website, as well as on the Apple website and retail stores. The Boost Charge Portable Wireless Charger + Stand Special Edition was sold by Apple and Belkin from July 2020 through October 2020, and it sold at $80. It features a removable 10,000mAh power bank that can be charged at the same time as an iPhone.
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