Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. Announces Recall of Certain AC Adaptors Sold with Slim Version PlayStation® 2 Systems
Name of Product: Certain AC Adaptors sold with slim version PlayStation® 2 Systems
Units: About 843,000
Importer: Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., of Foster City, Calif.
Hazard: The recalled AC adaptors can overheat and melt. This poses the risk of fire, burn and shock injuries to consumers.
Description: 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”. 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 this recall. The AC adaptors were sold with slim version PlayStation® 2 consoles with model number SCPH-70011 or SCPH-70012. The PlayStation® 2 model number is located on a label at the base of the slim console.
Sold at: Electronics, toy and computer game stores nationwide, as well as Web retailers, from October 2004 through August 2005 for about $150 for the complete system.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled AC adaptors immediately and contact Sony Computer Entertainment America to receive a free replacement adaptor. Consumers should carefully unplug the recalled adaptors from the wall outlet and allow to cool before handling.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Sony Computer
Entertainment America toll-free at (888) 780-7690 between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. PT
Monday through Saturday, and between 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. PT Sunday, or visit
the firm’s Web site at http://www.us.playstation.com/Adaptor/