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Microsoft to retrofit Xbox wheel after malfunction

Reuters - August 23, 2007

Submitted by yamaro (94) at 3:44AM PST on August 23, 2007

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 Microsoft said.

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