Xbox Chargers Recalled Due to Safety Fears

Yorkshire Evening Post

April 6, 2017

A range of chargers for XBOX ONE Video Game Controllers have been recalled by the manufacturer due to their potential to overheat.

The Energizer 2X Smart Charger 048-052-NA, used to charge XBOX ONE video game controllers, are sold by Argos in the U.K.

It has been found that the charger can overheat and damage the XBOX ONE video game controller, posing a potential burn hazard to consumers.

The company has received 24 reports of the chargers overheating and deforming the charger's plastic cover, including six reports of chargers emitting a burning odor. No injuries have been reported.

The chargers are black plastic and measure about 3.5 inches long, 5 inches wide and 11 inches tall, with “Energizer” printed on the charger's label. Item number 048-052-UK or 048-052-EU is printed on the bottom of the chargers. The chargers hold up to two XBOX controllers.

The recall affects approximately 1,704 units in the in the EU—1,464 of this total in the U.K.

The distributor of the Chinese-made units, California-based Performance Designed Products, have advised customers to immediately stop using the recalled battery chargers and contact to return the chargers for a full refund.

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