A recall notice has been issued with regards to rechargeable batteries from Energizer, the product known as Energizer® XBOX ONE 2X Smart Chargers have been deemed as unsafe due to an overheating issue. This is pretty scary, all you have to do is search for battery explosion on youtube to see the damage that can be caused, can you imagine of that happened in your hand? I had some things explode in my hands but I wouldn’t want that…
All the details you need are below and a full refund will be issued to those affected.
Name of Product: Energizer® XBOX ONE 2X Smart Chargers
Model Numbers: 048-052-UK (for the UK) and 048-052-EU (for the remainder of the EU).
Hazard: The battery chargers can overheat and damage the XBOX ONE video game controller, posing a potential burn hazard to consumers.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled battery chargers and contact Performance Designed Products to return the chargers for a full refund.
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.