It’s not often there is a major safety recall for gaming accessories. However, Energizer smart charges are now being recalled due to a potential burn hazard. The company are issuing a full refund, read the full recall details below:
Battery Chargers for XBOX ONE Video game controllers recalled by Performance Designed Products due to potential 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 potential burn hazard to consumers.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled battery chargers and contact Performance Designed Products to return the chargers for a full refund.
- By phone 442036957905 (UK) or 494087408688 (Germany) to speak to a customer service representative.
- Visit online at www.pdp.com and click on Safety Recall or www.pdp.com/europe-safety-recall for information.
Units: Approximately 1,704 in the EU (1,464 in the UK, 216 in Belgium and 24 in Germany).
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-UK or 048-052-EU 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 odour. No injuries have been reported.
Sold through: Argos Limited (in UK), BEM’s SA (in Belgium) and Amazon Sarl EU (in Germany), from February 2016 to February 2017.
Importer/Distributor: Performance Designed Products LLC, of Burbank, California, USA.
Manufactured in: China.
This recall was conducted, voluntarily by Performance Designed Products, to protect consumers against the potential safety risks.