PDP’s Energizer Xbox One 2X Smart Chargers are being recalled due to a potential burn hazard to consumers. The company has received reports of the Energizer smart chargers overheating, and in a few cases emitting a burning smell. Roughly 120,000 of these have been sold in the U.S., 7,250 in Canada, and 2,560 in Mexico. The chargers in question bear the item number 048-052-NA on the bottom. PDP is strongly recommending you stop using them immediately and call 800-263-1156 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. (Monday to Friday) to initiate the refund process. At this time, the recall doesn’t affect other Energizer smart chargers sold by PDP.
You can check out the full recall notice below:
Battery Chargers for XBOX ONE Video Game Controllers Recalled by Performance Designed Products Due to Burn Hazard
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.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled battery chargers and contact the charger manufacturer Performance Designed Products to return the chargers for a full refund.
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.
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/Distributor: Performance Designed Products LLC, of Burbank, Calif.
Manufactured in: China
This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.
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