Microsoft recalls hot Xbox cords


Microsoft is recalling over 14 million Xbox power cords after finding they can occasionally cause minor burns and toasted carpets.  The recall covers Xboxes made for continental Europe before Jan. 13, 2004 and those made for the rest of the world before Oct. 23, 2003.  You can get a free replacement cord through  In the meantime, Microsoft suggests turning off the console when it's not in use.