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Energizer battery chargers for Xbox One controllers recalled

The CPSC said the Energizer XBOX ONE 2X Smart Chargers can overheat and damage the game controllers, posing a burn hazard to consumers. (CPSC)

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said battery chargers designed for use with Xbox One video game controllers are being recalled.

The CPSC said the Energizer XBOX ONE 2X Smart Chargers can overheat and damage the game controllers, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

The CSPC said the company has received 24 reports of the chargers overheating and deforming the charger's plastic cover. No injuries have been reported.

The chargers are black plastic and measure about 3.5 inches long, 5 inches wide and 11 inches tall. "Energizer" is printed on the charger's label. Item number 048-052-NA is printed on the bottom of the chargers. The chargers hold up to two XBOX controllers.

About 121,000 units were sold in the United States between February 2016 and February 2017.

The CPSC said consumers should stop using the chargers immediately and contact the manufacturer for a full refund.

Consumers can call Performance Designed Products at 800-263-1156 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific Time Monday through Friday or go online at www.pdp.com and click on Safety Recall for more information.

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