Wii Battery Recharge Stations Recalled Due To Burn & Fire Hazards
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Griffin International Cos., Inc., announced a voluntary recall of 220,000 units of the Psyclone Essentials and React Wii™ 4-Dock Battery Recharge Stations.
Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
According to the recall, the battery pack can overheat, posing a burn or fire hazard to the consumer. It has been reported that six incidents of overheating have been reported to the firm, but the Psyclone website reports that the company is only aware of four incidents. Two consumers reported minor burns to the hand.
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.
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.
The units were manufactured in China.