Recall of Wii Charger

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  1. mrkirker

    mrkirker New Member

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    Might be of interest . . .

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    August 11, 2009
    Release # 09-303 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 344-4702
    CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
    CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

    Wii™ Battery Recharge Stations Recalled by Griffin International Due to Burn and Fire Hazards
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
    Name of Product: Psyclone Essentials and React Wii™ 4-Dock Battery Recharge Stations

    Units: About 220,000

    Distributor: Griffin International Cos., Inc., of Minneapolis, Minn.

    Hazard: The battery pack can overheat, posing a burn or fire hazard to the consumer.

    Incidents/Injuries: Six incidents of overheating have been reported to the firm. Two consumers reported minor burns to the hand.

    Description: 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.

    Sold at: 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.

    Manufactured in: China

    Remedy: 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.

    Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Griffin International toll free at 888-344-4702 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday-Friday, email productsafety@psyclonegamer.com or visit this Web site www.psyclonegamer.com/Wii4Dock

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  2. GMFWoodchuck

    GMFWoodchuck New Member

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    Of the 220,000 units 6 broke. Hmm....Funny the whole gas tank thing with GM, the electrical problems the Chrysler has, and tire issues they had with the Explorer, medicines that will kill you before your cancer will, doctors cutting the wrong parts of off people, and they actually care because 6 units broke. I'm not sure if that's ridiculous concern over lawyers, or a company that actually cares.
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