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Battery packs pose burn hazard

August 16, 2009|Times Staff and Wire Reports

Griffin International Cos. is recalling about 220,000 charging stations for Nintendo Wii game controllers because the devices, sold under the Psyclone and React brand names, can overheat and pose a burn or fire hazard, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

The Minneapolis company has received six reports of battery packs on the Wii 4-Dock Recharge Station overheating, with two consumers receiving minor burns to their hands, the agency said.

The products' model numbers, Psyclone (PSE6501) and React (RT530), can be found on the bottom of the controller dock.

The Psyclone chargers were sold at Target, Toys R Us and Amazon.com, and the React units were sold at Best Buy.

Griffin is offering a free replacement and can be contacted at (888) 344-4702, by e-mail at productsafety@psy clonegamer.com or online at www.psyclonegamer.com/Wii4 Dock.

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