Sony Recalls PS2 Power Adaptors

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 9:09 am

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) has identified a possible safety concern with certain AC Adaptor units supplied with the black slimline PlayStation®2. These units have the potential to overheat and may cause an injury hazard to consumers. To ensure the quality and safety of PlayStation products for all consumers, SCEE has taken the decision to recall all AC Adaptors that might be affected in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australasia.

The only AC Adaptors that might be affected are those identified as:

  • Manufactured between August 2004 and December 2004 and
  • Supplied with the black slimline PlayStation 2 models SCPH70002, 70003 and 70004 and
  • Bearing the product identification code HP – ATH048H03 and
  • Bearing one of the following date stamps: 2004.08, 2004.09, 2004.10, 2004.11, 2004.12

PS2 Power Adapter
This is how to find your module number (click on image to enlarge)

The fault was discovered from a small number of cases, reported to the customer service centres in North America, of the AC Adaptor overheating, and in several cases, melting. In Europe, Middle East, Africa or Australasia, SCEE has received 4 reports of overheating. These 4 incidents are minor and have not lead to any severe consequence but as a precautionary measure SCEE have taken the decision to recall the affected units from these territories.

To find out more about the replacement program visit http://www.ps2ac.com


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