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Sony Recalls PlayStation 2 Adaptors

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. issued a recall for 843,000 AC adaptors sold with the PlayStation 2 game machine.

InformationWeek Staff

September 13, 2005

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. on Tuesday (September 13) issued a recall for about 843,000 AC adaptors sold with the PlayStation 2 game machine.

The recalled AC adaptors can overheat and melt, posing the risk of fire, burn and shock injuries to consumers, according to Japan’s Sony.

Sony said it has received 38 reports of adaptors overheating, including 19 reports of melting. There have been four reports of minor property damage, two reports of minor burns and one report of a minor shock.

The recall involves AC adaptors with the following date codes: 2004.08, 2004.09, 2004.10, 2004.11 and 2004.12 and serial numbers beginning with "F3".

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