Controller chargers for XBOX ONE consoles recalled due to burn hazard

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WASHINGTON An accessory for a popular video game console is under recall.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports it has ordered a recall of Energizer XBOX ONE 2X Smart Chargers. The battery chargers can overheat and damage the XBOX ONE video game controller, posing a burn hazard to consumers. 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 odor. No injuries have been reported.

If you have one of these chargers, you should immediately stop using it and contact the charger manufacturer Performance Designed Products to return the chargers for a full refund.

The chargers were sold at Best Buy, GameStop and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and other online retailers from February 2016 through February 2017 for about $40.

You can contact Performance Designed Products at 800-263-1156.