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Xbox recalls power cords

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Hodge, Feb 18, 2005.

  1. Hodge

    Hodge Freshman

    I don't think it'll really matter for any of you unless you got your xbox right when they came out.

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    http://www.financegates.com/news/financial_news/2005-02-18/microsoft_console_02182005.html

    <table border="0" bordercolor="red" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" height="100%" width="100%"> <tbody><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff" height="20" valign="top" width="100%">
    Xbox console cords recalled by Microsoft​
    (by Olivia Cohen)
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    </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="newsupdate1" bgcolor="#ffffff" valign="top" width="100%"> <table border="0" bordercolor="red" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tbody><tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tbody><tr> <td> [​IMG] 14 million power cords for Microsoft Xbox video game console will be withdrawn from the market, Richmond-based software giant said Thursday.

    The recall was a result of some complaints from users of minor singe burns and scorched carpets. The recall includes all Xboxes made for continental Europe before January 13, 2004, and for the rest of the world before October 23, 2003, said Robbie Bach, chief Xbox officer for Microsoft. "It ends up being a combination of both things in the box and circumstances. It did take us quite a bit of time to understand that there was a challenge."

    The console couldn’t be sold in Japan in 2002 as some machines were scratching discs. Microsoft offered to replace hardware and any damaged software. Electrical problems also pursued consoles in Korea.

    There have already been spent thousands of man hours to pinpoint the issue and design, certify and manufacture millions of new cords, a spokeswoman for Microsoft said. "This is a significant investment for Microsoft, but the return is even better consumer safety, so it’s worth every penny," she added.
    Microsoft has already sold 20 million consoles worldwide.

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  2. BuckeyeTillIDie

    BuckeyeTillIDie The North Remembers

    I got mine when it first came out.. No singe burns on my floor yet :)
     

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