SCEE recalls hazard-risk PS2 adaptors

The adaptors potentially at risk have been identified as those manufactured between August and December 2004, supplied with black slimline models SCPGH70002, 70003 and 70004.

A SCEE statement added: “It is likely that some of the these units may have been on sale after this date. No other PlayStation 2 units are affected.”

Consumers who believe they may own an affected unit are advised to visit www.ps2ac.com, where a replacement adaptor can be arranged free of charge. A helpline number will be issued on Wednesday (14/9) via notices in the national press.

“As a precautionary measure, and until a replacement is provided, SCEE advises consumers owning one of the AC adaptors affected to unplug the PlayStation 2 from the mains power supply and discontinue use until a replacement is provided,” the statement continued.

In February of this year Microsoft ordered the voluntary recall of power cables for 14.1 million Xbox consoles worldwide, for similar reasons.

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