Sony just recalled a whole bunch (3.5 million) of PS2 power adapters, for their ‘slim line’; two-thirds sold in the EU. There are reports of the adapters getting dangerously hot, and in same cases melting (oh god, imagine what is then exposed – electrical circuitry).
Replacement adapters will be issued. Look for model numbers SCPH70002, 70003 and 70004 – these may be affected. If you think you have a fault power adapter go to www.ps2ac.com to ask questions.
Other companies have recently recalled power sources including Micosoft for its Xbox, and Apple for its batteries in the Powerbook and iBook.