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Battery Packs for JAKKS Pacific Toy Vehicles Recalled

Date:
February 13, 2007
Category:
Toys & Games
Miscellaneous
Company/Brand:
JAKKS Pacific
The Danger:
The lithium-ion polymer batteries used to charge the toy vehicles can ignite while charging, posing a fire hazard.
Description:
This recall involves about 245,000 battery packs used with FLY WHEELS XPV toy vehicles. The battery packs were sold with a charger (item number 73904) and with the radio-controlled XPV toy (item number 73906). Item numbers are printed on the product's packaging above the barcode label. The batteries are marked "Fly Wheelz," "XPV," and "JAKKS Pacific," "Lithium-ion Polymer battery (LiPo)" followed by a list of warnings and precautions. The XPV Xtreme Performance Vehicle is not the subject of this exchange program.
Sold At:
Toy stores, discount department stores, and Internet retailers nationwide from August 2006 through January 2007 for about $30. Battery packs and toy vehicles packaged together sold for between $80 and $90.
What To Do:
Stop using the battery packs immediately and contact JAKKS Pacific for information on receiving a free replacement battery pack. For more information, contact JAKKS Pacific toll-free at (877) 875-2557 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or e-mail battery@jakks.net.
For More Information:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07101.html