Battery Chargers for XBOX ONE Video Game Controllers Recalled Due to Burn Hazard

The battery chargers can overheat and damage the video game controller, posing a burn hazard to consumers

Xbox ONE battery / Battery Chargers for XBOX ONE Video Game Controllers Recalled by Performance Designed Products Due to Burn Hazard
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March 15, 2017

Performance Designed Products is recalling approximately 121,000 Energizer XBOX ONE 2X Smart Chargers in the U.S., in addition to about 7,250 sold in Canada, and 2,560 in Mexico. The battery chargers can overheat and damage the XBOX ONE video game controller, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

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.

The company has received 24 reports of the chargers overheating and deforming the charger's plastic cover, including six reports of chargers emitting a burning odor.

No injuries have been reported in connection with this recall to date.

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

The affected batteries were 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.

Consumers with additional questions about this recall can contact Performance Designed Products at (800) 263-1156.

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