Battery Chargers for XBOX ONE Video Game Controllers Recalled by Performance Designed Products Due to Burn Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Energizer XBOX ONE 2X Smart Chargers
Hazard: The battery chargers can overheat and damage the XBOX ONE video game controller, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
Consumer Contact: Performance Designed Products at 800-263-1156 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or online at www.pdp.com and click on Safety Recall for more information.
Units: About 121,000 in the U.S. (In addition, about 7,250 were sold in Canada and 2,560 in Mexico)
Description: This recall involves Energizer XBOX ONE 2X Smart Chargers used to charge XBOX ONE video game controllers. 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. Item number 048-052-NA is printed on the bottom of the chargers. The chargers hold up to two XBOX controllers.
Incidents/Injuries: The company has received 24 reports of the chargers overheating and deforming the charger's plastic cover, including 6 reports of chargers emitting a burning odor. No injuries have been reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled battery chargers and contact Performance Designed Products to return the chargers for a full refund.
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.
Importer: Performance Designed Products LLC, of Burbank, Calif.
Distributor: Performance Designed Products LLC, of Burbank, Calif.
Manufactured in: China