Big Recall of Smart Chargers Announced

Big Recall of Smart Chargers Announced

CPSC reported that 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, but no injuries have been reported.

About 121,000 Energizer® XBOX ONE 2X Smart Chargers, which are used to charge XBOX ONE video game controllers, have been recalled in the United States, and another 7,250 of these recalled units were sold in Canada and 2,560 in Mexico, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. It announced the recall March 14.

The chargers are black plastic and measure about 3.5 inches long, 5 inches wide, and 11 inches tall. "Energizer®”"is printed on the charger's label, and item number 048-052-NA is printed on the bottom of the chargers. The chargers hold up to two XBOX controllers.

CPSC reported that 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, but no injuries have been reported.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled battery chargers and contact Performance Designed Products LLC of Burbank, Calif., at 800-263-1156 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit www.pdp.com (click on Safety Recall for more information) to return the chargers for a full refund. The recalled units were sold at Best Buy, GameStop, and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and other online retailers from February 2016 through February 2017 for about $40.

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