Burn Hazard Prompts Recall Of Popular Charger For XBOX ONE Controllers

CHARLOTTE, NC — Performance Design Products (PDP) has issued a recall for the XBOX ONE controllers battery charger due to a burn hazard.

According to the company, the battery chargers on the Energizer XBOX ONE 2X Smart Chargers can overheat and damage the XBOX ONE controllers, while also posing a burn risk to the user.

PDP says they have received 24 complaints so far regarding the battery chargers overheating and damaging the plastic battery covers on the controller. Six reports have also been filed where users mentioned a burning odor coming from the chargers. No injuries however, have been reported.

The product was sold between February 2016 and February 2017, according to reports, at major retail companies nationwide like Best Buy and GameStop, as well as online retailers like Amazon.com.

Consumers who bought this product are asked to immediately stop use, and contact Performance Design Products for return instruction and to get a full refund.