Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Announces Recall of Certain AC Adaptors Sold with the slimline PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2 affected AC Adaptor diagram
London, 13 September 2005 ? Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) today announced a voluntary recall of certain AC Adaptors supplied with the black slimline PlayStation?2.
Certain AC Adaptors, identified as manufactured between August 2004 and December 2004, and supplied with the black slimline PlayStation 2 models SCPH70002, 70003 and 70004 may overheat and cause an injury hazard to consumers. It is likely that some of these units may have been on sale after this date. No other PlayStation 2 units are affected.
As a precautionary measure, and to ensure the quality and safety of PlayStation products for consumers, SCEE has taken the decision to recall all affected AC Adaptors in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Australasia.
Consumers who identify their AC Adaptor from the diagram below as one of those affected, should arrange for a replacement by visiting:
Consumers can also arrange for a replacement by contacting the dedicated recall Helpline, the number for which can be found in the consumer alerts to be published in national newspapers commencing Wednesday 14th September.
A new AC Adaptor will be provided free of charge. Consumers should not take their AC Adaptor back to the place of purchase.
As a precautionary measure, and until a replacement is provided, SCEE advises consumers owning one of the AC Adaptors affected by this Notice to unplug the PlayStation 2 from the mains power supply and discontinue use until a replacement AC Adaptor is provided.
We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.
About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd. as at 27 July 2005
About PSPTM(PlayStation? Portable) PlayStation Portable is a new handheld entertainment system that allows users to enjoy 3D games, with high-quality full-motion video, and high-fidelity stereo audio. With graphics rendering capability comparable to that of PlayStation?2, PlayStation Portable features a 4.3 inch widescreen, high-resolution TFT display. PlayStation Portable also adopts a newly developed compact but high-capacity (1.8GB) optical disc, Universal Media Disc (UMD), as its storage medium. With a wide range of accessories and connectivity options, including Memory Stick DuoTM, USB 2.0, IR port and Wireless LAN. About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd. as at 27 July 2005 Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PS one?, PlayStation?2 and PlayStation? Portable software and hardware in 104 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. SCEE also develops, publishes, markets and distributes games software for the three formats, and manages the third party licensing programs for these platforms in the PAL territories. At the end of June 2005, over 40 million PlayStation? units had been shipped across these PAL territories, over 102 million worldwide. Between its European debut on 24 November 2000 and 20th July 2005, over 33 million PlayStation?2 units have been shipped across the PAL territories, over 91 million world-wide, making it one of the most successful consumer electronic products in history. Between the launch of the PSP in Japan in December 2005 and 21 July 2005, over 5 million PSPs have been shipped worldwide. PlayStation and the PlayStation logo, PS one and PS2 are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. PSP and UMD (Universal Media Disc) are trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. More information about PlayStation products can be found at http://www.scee.com , www.yourpsp.com and www.playstation.com. or visit the Virtual Press Office at www.scee.presscentre.com.