Safety Commission orders recall on select Xbox One battery chargers

Posted at 2:36 PM, Mar 14, 2017

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced on Tuesday it has recalled Energizer Xbox One 2X Smart Chargers due to complaints that the device can overheat. 

Consumers should look for item number 048-052-NA, which is printed on the bottom of the chargers. Consumers with recalled chargers are encouraged to contact Performance Designed Products at 800-263-1156 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT for a refund.

The device is used to charge two Xbox One controllers at one time.

Energizer has distributed 121,000 of the devices in the United States. According to the CPSC, Energizer has received 24 reports of the chargers overheating and deforming the charger's plastic cover, including six reports of chargers emitting a burning odor. 

The battery chargers were sold at Best Buy, GameStop and Amazon for roughly $40. The product was sold from February 2016 to February 2017.