Thursday, October 23, 2008
RECALL: LeapFrog Gaming System Batteries and Recharging Station Due to Burn Hazard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with LeapFrog Enterprises, today announced a voluntary recall of about 35,000 Rechargeable Batteries and Recharging Station for Didj Custom Gaming System.
The rechargeable batteries included with the Recharging Station can overheat if the gaming system is placed into the recharging base upside down, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
LeapFrog has received 12 reports of the rechargeable batteries overheating, including one report of a minor hand burn.
The Recharging Station comes with two rechargeable batteries, an AC adapter, and a recharging base. The recharging base is white with a green indicator light on the bottom. The Recharging Station for Didj was sold as item number 30676, which is printed on the box and on the bottom of the recharging base.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recharging base and the two rechargeable batteries and contact LeapFrog for a full refund. Consumers can continue using the AC adapter connected directly to the Didj handheld. For additional information, contact LeapFrog at (800) 701-5327 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Friday. Consumers also can visit the firm’s website at www.leapfrog.com/recall or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org