Recall placed on Xbox power cords
Microsoft announced recently that it has issued a recall on the power cords for millions of its Xbox consoles worldwide. A problem in cords for European consoles manufactured before 13th January, 2004 and in other regions manufactured before 23rd October, 2003 can lead to a electrical component failure and pose a fire hazard. This effects over 14 million Xbox consoles worldwide.
“This is a preventative step we’re choosing to take despite the rarity of these incidents,” said Robbie Bach, senior vice president, Microsoft Home & Entertainment Division. “We regret the inconvenience, but believe offering consumers a free replacement cord is the responsible thing to do.”
All owners of the affected consoles can go to xbox.com and order a replacement. New cords should take two to four weeks to arrive. While waiting for the new cord, consumers are encouraged to turn off their Xbox when not in use.