The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled Energizer-branded controller chargers for Xbox One after some users reported overheating issues and the smell of burning coming from the units. The Energizer® XBOX ONE 2X Smart Chargers is one of a series of Energizer-branded chargers of which only one kind has been recalled.
The battery chargers can overheat and damage the XBOX ONE video game controller, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
It is estimated that around 121,000 units in the ISA, 7,250 in Canada and 2,560 in Mexico are out there.
To see if your unit is affected, the listing explains the item number which you can find on the bottom of the charger along with a 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-NA is printed on the bottom of the chargers. The chargers hold up to two XBOX controllers.
No injuries have been reported from the Energizer-branded chargers but if you have one, you could follow the recall procedure and obtain a refund.