"The recalled AC adaptors can overheat and melt. This poses the risk of fire, burn and shock injuries to consumers," the US Consumer Product Safety Commission warned.
Sony Computer Entertainment America 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 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.
Consumers are advised that the date code is located in a white box on the lower right hand portion of the adaptor's label. Just below the date code box is a serial number beginning with F3 followed by a series of digits.
Adaptors with other date codes and without the F3 serial numbers are not included in the recall.
The AC adaptors were sold with slim version PlayStation 2 consoles with model number SCPH-70011 or SCPH-70012. The model number is located on a label at the base of the console.
The Chinese-manufactured AC adaptors were sold at electronics, toy and computer game stores nationwide, as well as web retailers, from October 2004 to August 2005.
Consumers are advised to stop using the recalled AC adaptors immediately and contact Sony Computer Entertainment America to receive a free replacement adaptor.
Consumers should carefully unplug the adaptors from the wall outlet and allow them to cool before handling.
Further details are available on Sony's PlayStation website here.
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