EB recalls Spartan-branded batteries

The retailer announced a product recall for third-party battery packs for use in Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii controllers, due to a high possibility of fire in defective units.

Australian game retailer EB Games has announced a product recall for Spartan-branded rechargeable batteries for use in Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii controllers.

Spartan-branded batteries from EB could catch fire, the retailer has warned.

According to EB's Twitter account, the charging connections in some of the battery packs may have been reversed, leading to a high possibility of fire in the case of a short circuit.

The batteries were sold at EB Games stores around Australia between June 2011 and September 2012.

The retailer advises anyone who thinks they may have purchased any Spartan-branded batteries to immediately stop using them and return the batteries, or any products using the batteries, to an EB Games store for a full refund. No receipt is required.

The official product recall can be found here. More information can be found on the EB Games website.

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giddins
giddins

i knew they were dodgie the first time i saw them in-store.

TBoneTony
TBoneTony

THIS IS SPARTAN!

 

WTF BOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!! HAHAHAHAHA!!!!

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

You should only buy genuine Nintendo and Microsoft stuff, thats what you get for buying the cheap knock off versions

TBoneTony
TBoneTony

 @Gelugon_baat I just made a internet meme joke based on Sparta, but this time with a real WTF Boom joke too in order to represent how dangerous these faulty recharges can be.