Sony Recalls PS2 Power Adaptors

Sony is recalling 3.5 million faulty power adaptors for the PlayStation 2 video because they may overheat and cause injury, the Japanese consumer electronics manufacturer said Tuesday. The adaptors were made between August and December of 2004 for the slimline PlayStation 2, which has a free-standing power adaptor to save space. About 2.3 million of the devices were sold in Europe, with the remainder going to Asia and North America.

PlayStation 2 owners can go to to determine if their adaptors are being recalled. In the United States, Sony received 38 reports of the adaptors overheating, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). There were two reports of minor burns, one minor shock and four reports of minor property damage, the agency said.

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The U.S. recall covers about 843,000 power adaptors for the slim versions of the PlayStation 2 systems with date codes: 2004.08, 2004.09, 2004.10, 2004.11 and 2004.12 and serial numbers beginning with “F3,” the CPSC said. The CPSC has advised U.S. consumers to stop using the adaptors immediately and contact Sony Computer Entertainment America for a replacement. Additional information can be found at

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