China produced between 800 million and 900 million power banks in 2019, growing 20 per cent for the year, according to CCTV. Photo: Shutterstock China produced between 800 million and 900 million power banks in 2019, growing 20 per cent for the year, according to CCTV. Photo: Shutterstock
China produced between 800 million and 900 million power banks in 2019, growing 20 per cent for the year, according to CCTV. Photo: Shutterstock

Many cheap power banks sold across China aren’t as advertised and could be fire hazards, regulator finds

  • Nearly 40 per cent of power banks are substandard, regulator finds, with overcharging a common issue
  • One cost-saving technique involves filling a battery cell with sand, according to CCTV

Topic |   China technology
China produced between 800 million and 900 million power banks in 2019, growing 20 per cent for the year, according to CCTV. Photo: Shutterstock China produced between 800 million and 900 million power banks in 2019, growing 20 per cent for the year, according to CCTV. Photo: Shutterstock
China produced between 800 million and 900 million power banks in 2019, growing 20 per cent for the year, according to CCTV. Photo: Shutterstock
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