Xbox controller battery chargers recalled for burn hazard

(Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission)

REDMOND, WA (WCMH) — Thousands of Xbox chargers are being recalled because they can overheat and burn players.

The product being recalled is the “Energizer Xbox One 2x Smart Charger” and is used to charge two Xbox One video game controllers. There have been two dozen reports of overheating.

Consumers should stop using the battery chargers and contact performance designed products to return it for a full refund.

The chargers are made of black plastic and hold up to two XBOX controllers. You’ll see “Energizer®” stamped on the label along with the item number 048-052-NA.

The 121,000 recalled chargers were sold at Best Buy, GameStop and online for about $40. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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