Accordint to the BGR Xbox One controller chargers recalled because they’re melting.
Gamers are an impatient lot and that’s something I can attest to first-hand, so it’s really no surprise that charging accessories that promise a more convenient way to juice up rechargeable game controllers tend to sell pretty well. There’s plenty of knock-off brands making “quick,” “smart,” and “easy” charging docks, and while it’s usually advisable to avoid the brand names you don’t recognize, the Consumer Product Safety Commission just issued a recall for an Xbox One charging station from one of the most popular names in batteries: Energizer.
It also has a nasty habit of getting a bit hotter
Going by the nearly 3,000 Amazon reviews, the charger itself is a rather useful piece of gear, and it holds a 4.3-out-of-5 star rating. The chargers were also sold via Best Buy and GameStop between February 2016 and February 2017, and were priced in the $30 to $40 range.
The CPSC recommends immediately stopping use of the gadget if you happen to have one in your home, and the manufacturer is currently offering a full refund for the purchase price. The company behind the device, Performance Design Products, has set up a page for submitting your refund request.