Microsoft recalls Xbox power cords

Microsoft is recalling power cords on 14.1 million Xbox consoles worldwide, following reports of injuries due to defective electric components.

The company announced the recall on Thursday, saying it is aimed at protecting the consoles from electrical component failures that can pose a fire hazard. So far such failures have been reported in 30 consoles worldwide, causing minor injury or property damage, Microsoft said. Seven customers reported burn to their hands.

In rest of the cases, the defect caused smoke damage or minor damage to a carpet or entertainment center. The recall covers Xbox consoles manufactured before Oct. 23, 2003 in all regions except continental Europe. In Europe, consoles made before Jan. 13, 2004, will need a replacement cord, the company said.

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News source: C|Net News.com

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