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About 220,000 Wii Battery Recharge Stations Recalled

July 8, 2009 - About 22,000 Psyclone Essentials and React Wii 4-Dock Battery Recharge Stations have been recalled due to burn and fire hazards. The battery pack can overheat, posing a burn or fire hazard to the consumer. 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; React was sold at Best Buy stores nationwide. Both were sold from January 2008 through July 2009 for about $50.

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. 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 www.psyclonegamer.com/Wii4Dock.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recall product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09303.html.

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