RadioShack Recalls Knight Hawk Toy Helicopters Due to Fire Hazard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Danbar Knight Hawk Toy Helicopters
Units: About 6,000
Importer: RadioShack Corp., of Fort Worth, Texas
Hazard: The battery housing under the helicopter canopy can overheat while charging, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of a fire that started while a store demo toy was charging. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Danbar Toys Knight Hawk 3D remote control helicopters. The helicopter can be identified by model number 006047 marked on the back of the controller and the Knight Hawk 3D logo on the front of the controller. The product was sold at RadioShack as catalog number 600-0566 (60-566) for ages 8 and up.
Sold at: RadioShack stores, RadioShack dealer franchise stores nationwide and at www.radioshack.com from October 2009 through November 2009 for about $60.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the helicopters away from children and return the toy to the nearest RadioShack store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact RadioShack at (800) 843-7422 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firms Web site at www.radioshack.com
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