Microsoft Starts Xbox 360 Racing Wheel Retrofit Program to Prevent Your House From Burning Down

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Similar to the way that the power cables on the original Xbox had problems with possibly catching on fire, the Xbox 360 Racing Wheel can possibly cause your wheel to "overheat" and "release smoke." Thanks to a couple instances of this happening, Microsoft is instituting a program where you can get an AC adapter replacement for your wheel free of charge.

You can still use your wheel now on battery power (wirelessly), but they recommend that you quit using it while plugged in—which means there's no force feedback—until you get the replacement adapter. [Xbox via Microsoft]

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There is an emerging market for video game realted safety gear.

Let's take a look at the dangers of gaming.

Electrocution, burns, eye dryness, palm sweatiness, dehydration, foot cramps, sore fingers wrists and that's not including things that could happen while playing wii or what could happen if a despute breaks out about a fair tactic in mortal combat (I've personally been involved in post game rumble, that was in Ukraine long time ago ) Any one cares to add to the list of injuries?