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Archived – Rechargeable Batteries and Recharging Station for Didj Custom Gaming System

Starting date:
October 1, 2008
Posting date:
October 1, 2008
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Toys, Electronics
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-500001814

Affected products

Rechargeable Batteries and Recharging Station for Didj Custom Gaming System

Product description

The Recharging Station comes with two rechargeable batteries, an AC adapter, and a recharging base. The recharging base is white with a green indicator light on the bottom. The Recharging Station for Didj was sold as item number 30676, which is printed on the box and on the bottom of the recharging base.

The AC adapter connected directly to the Didj handheld is not included in this recall and may continue to be used directly with the Didj.

Hazard identified

The rechargeable batteries included with the Recharging Station can overheat if the gaming system is placed into the recharging base upside down, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

The manufacturer, LeapFrog Enterprises Inc., has received 12 reports of the rechargeable batteries overheating, including one report of a minor hand burn.

Health Canada had not received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these products.

Number sold

Approximately 135 of the recalled products were sold in Canada at Wal-Mart, Toys "R" Us and Zellers stores as well as through the distributor, K.I.D. Toy Inc.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from July 2008 to October 2008.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
LeapFrog Enterprises Inc.
California
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recharging base and the two rechargeable batteries.

Consumers may contact LeapFrog for a full refund at 1-800-701-5327 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Friday.

For additional information, consumers may also visit the firm's Web site or Leap Frog Recall Notice or E-mail at didjsupport@leapfrog.com.