Nintendo Wii Battery Charger Recall
About 220,000 Griffin's Wii controller accessories, the Psyclone Essencials, and React Wii 4-dock battery recharging stations have been recalled because the battery pack can overheat and pose a burn or fire hazard, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said.
Psyclone says on its website: “We have chosen to voluntarily recall the Psyclone and React Wii 4-Dock Recharge Station products upon learning of extremely isolated cases of the battery overheating, causing the batteries in the unit to short circuit. Even though the number of cases is very small, we are committed to ensuring our customers are completely satisfied with our products.”
There have been six reports of the device overheating, and two people have been burnt. The recalled battery stations, priced at about $50 each, have been sold since January 2008 through July 2009 under React brane name at Best Buy stores, and as Psyclone Essentials at Target, Toys 'R' Us, and Amazon.com.
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