It turns out that Xbox isn't the only fire hazard in the house. Sony Computer Entertainment America is recalling 960,000 AC adapters because of possible overheating. This only applies to the adapters shipped with slim-line PlayStation 2 consoles. Replacements will be provided at no extra cost, of course. To date there have been 38 reports of overheating, this includes four reports of minor property damage, two reports of minor burns, one report of a small static shock and thousands of complaints about overly Hot Coffee Mods spilling into players' laps. But seriously:
Consumers with slim-line PlayStation 2 consoles purchased during or after October 2004 with model numbers # SCPH 70012 and SCPH 70011 should immediately unplug their AC adaptor and check to see if they have an affected unit, or contact SCEA to determine if they are included in this replacement program. The company will send consumers with affected AC adaptors a free replacement. All affected adaptors have serial numbers that start with "F3" with the following date codes: 2004.08, 2004.09, 2004.10, 2004.11, and 2004.12.
Consumers should call SCEA's customer service at 1-888-780-7690, Monday - Saturday 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. PDT, and Sunday 7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. PDT. Consumers can also access customer support through the company's Web site at www.us.playstation.com for additional information about the replacement program.