17/07/08 - Non Branded Gaming Console Chargers - Recall
Date: 17th July 2008
Non branded gaming console chargers
Safety - product recall
AC/DC Gaming Machine Chargers
We are alerting consumers to potential electric shock and overheating problems we have found in certain non-branded gaming machine chargers imported from China and typically sold through on-line sites.
The chargers were supplied as accessories for charging Nintendo DS and DS Lite machines, although they could also be used to charge Gameboy machines.
One of the chargers causing concern can be identified by the product code: DE 62347066 which is marked on the black label attached. However, the other charger carries no identifying product code on the silver label and is simply called 'Travel Charger'. On the body of the 'Travel Charger' the abbreviation 'USB' is also visible.http://www.tradingstandards.gov.uk/cgi-bin/newsitem.cgi?file=safe1008.txt&area=safe