Microsoft said on Thursday it was giving customers free retrofits to
a wireless racing wheel with its Xbox 360 video game system after
hearing of malfunctions in a wheel component.
The company said it was informed of about 50 incidents worldwide of a
malfunction in the Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel, in which a
component in the wheel chassis may overheat and release smoke when
the AC/DC power supply is used.
More than 230,000 of the wheels are in the field, a spokeswoman for
There have been no reported incidences of fire, injury or damage
resulting from the component failure, Microsoft said. adding that
customers should stop using the AC/DC power supply for the wheel
until they get their retrofits.
The company said it was notifying relevant regulatory agencies such
as the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.