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 Feb 17, 2005 - 09:48 AM - by Michael
* Xbox power cord recall

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Xbox users, if your box was made before October 23, 2003, you may want to check your power cords.

Microsoft's recalled the lot of them due to a possibly fire-causing defect.

Based on reports to its customer service unit and warranty repair data, Bach said Microsoft had observed a failure rate of about 1 in 10,000 units.

In 30 of those, users suffered either minor burns or damage to property, including scorched carpets, he said.

Affected customers can request a new power cord free of charge via the Web site, Xbox.com (http:/www.xbox.com), or by calling toll-free numbers in their respective countries.

Microsoft said customers would get replacement cords within 2-4 weeks from the time of order, and in the interim it advised users to turn off their Xboxes when not in use.
The good news is - no, you don't have to stop playing, no, there's no charge, and they don't want the old one back. Just fill out the form and you're good to go.
 

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