Energizer® XBOX ONE 2X Smart Chargers Safety Recall

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

Recall Summary

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.

Remedy: Refund

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled battery chargers and contact Performance Designed Products to return the chargers for a full refund.

Consumer Contact:

Recall Details

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.


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