Anyone interested in the X-Maxx has seen the posts on message boards about them catching on fire. This is not hyperbole; it's actually been happening, and Traxxas is doing something about it. They are working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall any X-Maxx speed control sold between November 19th, 2015 and January 19th, 2016. Traxxas has identified a "fusible link" that caused the problems, and a replacement to solve the problem. No official recall has been announced, but will most likely be revealed soon.
If you own a Traxxas X-Maxx, head over to Traxxas' recall page and enter in the serial number for your speed control. From there you can decide if you want to tackle the repair yourself, or send the ESC to Traxxas to have them do it for you. We cannot obtain these items for you; you have to talk directly to Traxxas.
We'll post updates if anything changes.