Xbox One owners might want to double check their controller battery chargers. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall on select battery chargers for the popular consoles.
Energizer Xbox One 2X Smart Chargers from Performance Designed Products LLC were recalled Tuesday due to hazardous overheating — the chargers could overheat the controllers, leading to damage and a potential burn threat to owners. About 121,000 products in the U.S. were said to have been affected, including 2,560 units in Mexico and 7,250 units in Canada. The black “Energizer” chargers could hold up to two Xbox One controllers and have “048-052-NA” printed on the bottom.
The battery chargers were recalled following a couple dozen reports of the chargers overheating and deforming. Six of those reports said the product smelled like it was burning. No injuries have been reported.
The affected products were sold at major electronics retailers like GameStop, Best Buy and Amazon, among others, from February 2016 through last month. The battery chargers were said to cost around $40, and owners are eligible for a full refund. To receive a refund, owners were urged to call Performance Designed Products to return the chargers for a full refund, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. PDT, at 800-263-1156.
PDP had not received any reports of injury or incidents in Canada as of late last month, CTV News reported.
The charging systems indicate controllers’ charging status with colored LED lights, and the packs measured about 3 1/2 inches long, 5 inches wide and 11 inches tall, and featured AC Adapters. The product was licensed by Energizer, according to a product description.
The Microsoft Xbox One consoles retail for about $249 online; available consoles start with 500 gigabytes and can hold up to 2 terabytes.