Doug / 10-24-2008 / Defective products

Children’s LeapFrog Gaming Battery Recalled

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall for LeapFrog’s Didj Gaming Console.  The Didj gaming system is a learning tool for children 6 – 10 years old.  It is an electronic game with a handheld device that connects to the computer.

The recall is for the charging station and the rechargeable battery packs. If the rechargeable battery pack is placed on the console upside down, the batteries and the console can overheat, posing a burn threat.  There were 12 instances of overheating reported to the CPSC, with one minor burn reported.

Childern should discontinue using the rechargeable battery packs immediately, but can continue to use the gaming console with the AC adapter or 4 AA batteries.  Parents should contact LeapFrog through their website,, or by calling them at 1-800-701-5327 for a full refund and a new LeapFrog game.

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