Belkin is voluntarily recalling a special portable wireless charger + stand sold in Apple retail stores and online, on Apple and Belkin’s websites, due to fire and shock hazards. There has been no incident or injury connected to the charger according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission and a malfunction will only affect chargers sold between July 2020 and October 2020.
The wireless charger has a power capacity of 10,000mAh and can charge at 10W speed for compatible phones. But problems with the “power supply unit” can overheat the device and put it at risk of fire or shocking people. Belkin is advising everyone who buys the device to stop using and unplug it from the power supply. With anyone who owns the affected charger
In the grand scheme of Apple̵7;s iPhone, wireless charging has only been available since the 2017 launch of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X.Apple announced the AirPower at the same event, a wireless charging pad that should charge. Multiple devices at the same time, but were eventually canceled due to non-compliance. Later, rumors pointed to an issue with the overheating of the device’s charging coils as part of Apple’s incentive to cancel. All of this said wireless charging was harder. Belkin’s Thinking and Recall is yet another example of a problem that could arise in a simple, deceptive product.
If you own the charger affected by the recall, you can submit a refund form on Belkin’s support site.