|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 11, 2009
Release # 09-303
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 344-4702
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Wii™ Battery Recharge Stations Recalled by Griffin International Due to Burn and Fire Hazards
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Psyclone Essentials and React Wii™ 4-Dock Battery Recharge Stations
Units: About 220,000
Distributor: Griffin International Cos., Inc., of Minneapolis, Minn.
Hazard: The battery pack can overheat, posing a burn or fire hazard to the consumer.
Incidents/Injuries: Six incidents of overheating have been reported to the firm. Two consumers reported minor burns to the hand.
Description: 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.
Sold at: The Psyclone Essentials brand was sold at Target, Toys R Us and Amazon.com nationwide; React was sold at Best Buy stores nationwide. Both were sold from January 2008 through July 2009 for about $50.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these recharge stations and contact Griffin International to obtain information on how to return the product and receive a free replacement.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Griffin International toll free at 888-344-4702 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday-Friday, email email@example.com or visit this Web site www.psyclonegamer.com/Wii4Dock
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
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