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Battery chargers for XBOX ONE video game controllers being recalled due to burn hazard

048-052-NA Energizer 2X Smart Charger for Xbox One_ (1)Performance Designed Products is recalling about 121,000 Energizer XBOX ONE 2X Smart Chargers in the United States, 7,250 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.

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.

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 one or two XBOX controllers.

The battery chargers 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 should immediately stop using the recalled battery chargers and contact Performance Designed Products to return the chargers for a full refund, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

For more information, call Performance Designed Products at 800-263-1156 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit www.pdp.com and click on Safety Recall.

For details on other recalls, see www.recalls.gov.

Copyright 2017, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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