Wii Battery Recharger From Griffin Recalled

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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


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