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Wii Battery Recharger From Griffin Recalled

8/13/2009 03:52:10 PM Eastern

Washington - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC),
in cooperation with Griffin International, has announced a voluntary recall of
Psyclone Essentials and React Wii 4-Dock Battery Recharge Stations.

CPSC said consumers should stop using recalled products
immediately unless otherwise instructed.

There are about 220,000 in the marketplace distributed by
Griffin.

The hazard is that the battery pack can overheat, posing a burn
or fire hazard to the consumer. The CPSC reports six incidents of overheating
have been reported to the firm. 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. The React unit was sold at Best Buy stores nationwide.
Both were sold from January 2008 through July 2009 for about $50.

Consumers are urged to immediately stop using these recharge
stations and contact Griffin International to obtain information on how to
return the product and receive a free replacement.

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