Slim PS2 mains adaptors recalled

Written by Wil Harris

September 13, 2005 | 17:53

Tags: #adaptor #fire #hazard #mains #ps2 #recall #slim

Companies: #sony

The mains adaptors that power the slimline PS2 console are hazardous and should be returned for replacement, Sony has announced.

The recall affects AC Adaptors with the code HP-AT048H03.

From the BBC:

The free-standing adaptors were sold for the special slimline version of the successful games console. Sony had 40 complaints in the US about them.

Sony said it would replace returned adaptors for free. Two-thirds of the affected consoles were sold in Europe.

About 960,000 of the units were sold in the US, 210,000 in Asia and 60,000 in Japan, according to Sony.

More than 50,000 slimline PlayStation 2s were sold in the UK during its first week on sale in November.

You can head over to to find out if your adaptor is affected, and what you can do to sort it out.

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