AmazonBasic products reported as dangerous -- melting, exploding or even bursting into flames. Still on the market (List inside)


Level 48
Content Creator
Apr 24, 2016
Do you own a product that customers have flagged as dangerous?
The AmazonBasics items below have received three or more reviews describing potential dangers — with customers using terms such as "dangerous," "fire hazard" or "unsafe." Some items have very similar, or even identical, product names, so if you think you have purchased one of these products, check your order history to compare the identification numbers. While many are still for sale, several have been pulled from Amazon's site, now taking customers to dead URLs, and others are currently unavailable for purchase or new versions have been introduced.

Surge protectors
Charging cords and accessories
Office appliances and electronics
Kitchen appliances
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Level 1
Jun 12, 2020
Thanks for the info. I recently purchased a paper shredder on Amazon. Glad I didn't choose any of their models ! The scary thing is, that Amazon's shredders still haven't been pulled from their site and are available for purchase..


Level 30
Jan 28, 2018
It could be a new category called'Amazon Bombs'.😲

Products other than genuine parts and accessories, such as cheap charging cables that claim compatibility, carry this risk. Fire accidents caused by such products are increasing in Japan as well. You need to be careful not only in Amazon.