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XBox Wireless Racing Wheel Recalled

XBox Wireless Racing WheelThat driving action on your XBOX 360 may get a little interruptus while you ensure to swap out your AC Adapter for a new one, courtesy of Microsoft. Until that time, owners are warned to not use the AC adapter but instead use only the batteries, which at this time is deemed safe.

The report states that this has been announced following a very small number of incidents of a malfunction in the device, in which a component in the wheel chassis may overheat and release smoke when the AC/DC power supply is used to charge the wheel. If you are the owner of an XBOX 360 wireless racing wheel, head over to the Microsoft XBOX Wireless Racing Wheel recall page for further instructions. [
Source: VNUNet]

Nokia BL-5C Battery Recall Announced

Nokia-branded BL-5C batteryNokia has announced a product advisory for the Nokia-branded BL-5C battery manufactured by Matsushita Battery Industrial Co. Ltd. of Japan between December 2005 and November 2006. This product advisory does not apply to any other Nokia battery.

Nokia has identified that in very rare cases the affected batteries could potentially experience over heating initiated by a short circuit while charging, causing the battery to dislodge. Nokia is working closely with relevant local authorities to investigate this situation and has announced a free battery replacement program for affected units.

Sony DSC-T5 Camera Recall

Sony DCS-T5 affected recall regionSeveral online sources pointed out the latest in Sony recalls (we all don’t forget the battery issues) – and this time it is an errant strip of metal that comes off the camera that can cause cuts and scratches. Sony stepped right up to take care of this – they are offering a free service to replace the bottom on affected units.

To see if your camera is included in the recall, visit Sony’s website for more details. Full text of the Sony release after the break.