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Xbox One controller chargers recalled because they're melting

The recall asks consumers to stop using the battery chargers and to contact the charger's maker, Performance Designed Products, for a full refund. (Source: CPSC) The recall asks consumers to stop using the battery chargers and to contact the charger's maker, Performance Designed Products, for a full refund. (Source: CPSC)
The chargers overheated, causing the product to melt. (Source: CPSC) The chargers overheated, causing the product to melt. (Source: CPSC)

(RNN) - The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled an Energizer-branded Xbox One controller charger on Wednesday, after customers reported overheating issues with the device.

"The battery chargers can overheat and damage the XBOX ONE video game controller, posing a burn hazard to consumers," CPSC's website said.

No injuries associated with the device have been reported. However, there were 24 reports of the charger malfunctioning.

Consumers should stop using the battery chargers and contact the charger's maker, Performance Designed Products, for a full refund.

The Energizer Xbox One 2X Smart Chargers allow users to charge two controllers simultaneously, and feature indicator lights that tell the controllers' charging status.

They were available at various technology-oriented stores nationwide until February 2017 and retailed for $40.

A total of 121,000 units were sold in the U.S. and an additional 7,250 were sold in Canada.

The chargers were manufactured in China.

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