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Remember to check recalls frequently so you can find out about harmful products like this one.

Costco is recalling about 350,000 Ubio Labs power banks. It has received three reports of fires, including one on a commercial flight resulting in four reports of smoke inhalation and one report of a minor burn to passengers.

This recall involves Ubio Labs power banks, sold in a one- or two-pack. The power banks are black and have the model number PWB1071 printed on the back, and the Costco item number is printed on the package. The item number for the one-pack is 1314518 and the two-pack is 1265470.

The power banks were sold at Costco stores and online at www.costco.com from March 2019 through December 2020 for the one-pack and from September 2018 through December 2020 for the two-pack. The cost for the one-pack was about $32 and the two-pack was about $40.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled power banks and contact Costco for a refund, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission advise. Costco has contacted purchasers. Ubio Labs is no longer in business,

For more information, call Costco at 800-774-2678, use live chat at https://customerservice.costco.com/, or visit https://www.costco.com/recalls.html.

For details on other recalls, see www.recalls.gov.

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