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Microsoft “Recalls” Xbox 360 Racing Wheel

Microsoft has issued a sorta-recall for the Xbox 360′s wireless racing wheel, saying that when plugged into the power supply it may overheat and release smoke. While they claim that there is no risk of fire, injury, or property damage, it represents another battle lost in the fight against overheating electronics, and another boulder on the pile of bad news for Microsoft hardware engineering.

Owners of the Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel should stop using the AC/DC power supply until they have obtained their retrofit. They may continue to operate the wheel using battery power.

Owners of the Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel should visit or call Microsoft at (800) 4MY-XBOX (469-9269) to register for the free retrofit and protect against the potential hazard described above. Instructions, if necessary, will be provided with the retrofit. Microsoft is notifying and will be coordinating its response activities with the relevant regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. This may affect delivery dates.

August 27th, 2007 Posted by | Xbox, Xbox 360 | one comment

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  1. Talking about the Xbox… just released a new Halo 3 Live Action film: Combat. Here’s the link:

    Comment by Albert | August 28, 2007

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