Xbox chargers recalled due to safety fears
A range of chargers for XBOX One video console controllers have been recalled by the manufacturer due to their potential to overheat.
The Energizer 2X Smart Charger 048-052-NA, used to charge XBOX ONE video game controllers - are sold by Argos in the UK
It has been found that the charger can overheat and damage the XBOX ONE video game controller, posing a potential 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 odour. No injuries have been reported.
The chargers are black plastic and measure about 3.5 inches long, 5 inches wide and 11 inches tall, with ‘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
The recall affects approximately 1,704 units in the in the EU - 1,464 of this total in the UK.
The distributor of the Chinese-made units, California-based Performance Designed Products, have advised customers to immediately stop using the recalled battery chargers and contact to return the chargers for a full refund.