Heads up, if you happen to own the third-party Xbox One controller charger from PDP then you’ll want to go through a quick recall. The charger in question is known officially as the Energizer Xbox One 2x Smart Chargers.
Essentially, this is a dock charger system that allows gamers to place two Xbox One controller to be recharged and ready for another full use of gaming. However, it seems that the product has been receiving a number of reports of being a burn hazard for consumers.
Over 100,000 units have been sold in the United States where the product was sold at a number of retailers such as GameStop and Best Buy. Now that reports have shown the product has deformed the plastic casing of the Xbox One controller along with emitting a burning odor, it’s quite apparent that this charger is quickly overheating controllers for the Xbox One.
It’s best to reach out for a recall through this official PDP web page where more information can be read regarding the product in question. Of course, we’ll list the recall details in full as well down below.
Battery Chargers for XBOX ONE Video Game Controllers Recalled by Performance Designed Products Due to Burn Hazard
Name of Product: Energizer® XBOX ONE 2X Smart Chargers
Hazard: The battery chargers can overheat and damage the XBOX ONE video game controller, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled battery chargers and contact the charger manufacturer Performance Designed Products to return the chargers for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: Performance Designed Products at 800-263-1156 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or submit a ticket here.
Units: About121,000 in the U.S. (In addition, about 7,250 were sold in Canada and 2,560 in Mexico)
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.
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 odor. No injuries have been reported.
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.
Importer/Distributor: Performance Designed Products LLC, of Burbank, Calif.
Manufactured in: China