Nintendo recalls DS & DS Lite power adapters

If you have a Nintendo DS and/or DS Lite, stop what you’re doing and check your power adapter. If it looks like the one on the left (marked with JRC), pick up the phone and call Japan-based Yamato Transport Company toll free at 0120-210-557 to exchange it.

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Nintendo Japan announced today that it is recalling 200,000 power adapters because the power cable, when plugged in, could heat up to the point of becoming a fire hazard. The potentially dangerous adapters were included with consoles shipped from January 2006 (DS) and July 2006 (DS Lite).

My DS was imported from Japan in 2005 and is marked with the middle "M" symbol, so I don’t know if certain brandings are exclusive to certain years or shipments.

[News release via Newlaunches.com]

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Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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