Xbox controller chargers recalled for burn hazard

If your kids have an Xbox, now would be a good time to put gaming privileges on hold.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the controller chargers could over overheat and burn your kids. The agency says you should stop using them immediately.

The Energizer branded device could also begin to emit a burning odor.

The chargers were sold at Best Buy, GameStop and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and other online retailers from February 2016 through February 2017 for about $40.

The company has received 24 reports of the chargers overheating and deforming the charger’s plastic cover, including 6 reports of chargers emitting a burning odor.

This recall involves Energizer® XBOX ONE 2X Smart Chargers used to charge XBOX ONE video game controllers. 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.

The CSPC says you can contact Performance Designed Products at 800-263-1156 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or online at www.pdp.com and click on Safety Recall for a full refund.