360 Wheels Getting Recalling Due To Overheating

Got the official racing wheel for Xbox 360? Well, if so, get ready to be scared, as Bloomberg are reporting that the wheel, just like the console it connects to, can be prone to overheating. As a result Microsoft has decided to begin voluntarily recalling them because of the defect.

The company has commented that there has been “a very small number of incidents” in which a component in the wheel chassis overheated and released smoke when the power supply is used to energize the wheel. However, and thankfully, there has been no reported fires, personal injuries or damage, the company said.

Owners of the Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel should stop using the AC/DC power supply until they have obtained their retrofit,” said a spokesperson for Microsoft. “They may continue to operate the wheel using battery power.

Also, whatever you do, don’t immerse the product in water, that would be silly.