26 February 2019
Japanese company Sony is recalling certain batches of a power bank sold in Mainland China. The company has issued a statement on its website asking owners of the affected power banks to send them in and get a free replacement.
Sony CP-V10B (black only) variant is the one given by the company which has been affected. The product covers a range of production dates and does not meet fire rating requirements for Mainland China.
Here are the model number and production dates of the affected batches:
- November 2017: 5082304 ~ 5083813
- May 2018: 5172081, 5172090, 5176981 ~ 5177482
- June 2018: 5199403 ~ 5201171
- August 2018: 5228490 ~ 5228750
If you have a power bank from any of the above-mentioned affected batches you can take them to the nearest Sony service station and get it replaced.
Last year in May 2018 the Shenzhen Consumer Council, the Futian District Consumer Council and China Consumers Association had set up the Shenzhen Quality Consumption Research Institute to carry out a comparison test on mobile power banks. The test had found that Sony’s power banks do not meet the fire rating requirements which has led to the company recalling the devices now.
Sony has reportedly sent representatives to China to tender a formal apology and has issued a recall of the affected power banks. The Shenzhen Consumer Council is said to have prompted Samsung and IKEA as well to recall some of there products in the past.