Recall: Psyclone Essentials and React Wii 4-Dock Battery Recharge Stations
On 2009-08-11, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Psyclone Essentials and React Wii 4-Dock Battery Recharge Stations due to a potential fire & burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2008 for about $50.
About 200,000 units are involved in this Griffin International recharge station recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Video, Arcade and Table Games category in 2009.
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What is the problem?
The battery pack can overheat, posing a burn or fire hazard to the consumer.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The Wii 4-Dock Recharge Station includes a white docking station with four recharge stations and a four rechargeable battery pack. Brand names are on the front of the packaging and the model numbers, Psyclone (PSE6501) and React (RT530), can be found on the bottom side of the product.
Information on where these items sold new+: The Psyclone Essentials brand was sold at Target, Toys R Us and Amazon.com nationwide; React was sold at Best Buy stores nationwide. Both were sold from January 2008 through July 2009 for about $50.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using these recharge stations and contact Griffin International to obtain information on how to return the product and receive a free replacement.
For additional information, contact Griffin International toll free at 888-344-4702 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday-Friday, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit this Web site www.psyclonegamer.com/Wii4Dock
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Six incidents of overheating have been reported to the firm. Two consumers reported minor burns to the hand.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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