Pokémon Center Recalls Faulty Poké-Ball Power Banks

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The Pokémon Center is recalling thousands of Poké-Ball power banks after two users have reported a fiery malfunction.

Made by Anker, the 10,000mAh mobile phone chargers were sold at Pokémon Centers, the online Pokémon store and Amazon.co.jp since 2017 for a price of ¥5,184 JPY ($46 USD). While there is no exact reason for the malfunction, two users have sustained burns from the exploding Poké-Ball.

Approximately 8,653 pieces were sold and are currently being actively recalled and refunded by Pokémon. Those who own one of these can head over to Pokémon for more info.

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