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Remote-Control Helicopter Toys Recalled

Date:
December 18, 2006
Category:
Toys & Games
Company/Brand:
ThinkGeek
The Danger:
The helicopter battery can overheat and catch fire, posing a burn hazard.
Description:
This recall involves about 1,600 remote-controlled lightweight plastic toy helicopters. The helicopter is sold with a control unit, a charger, and rechargeable batteries in the body of the toy. The body of the helicopter measures about 13 inches long and the rotor diameter is about 10 inches. The helicopter is yellow and red with green rotors. A label on the front of the helicopter reads "Champion HX242 Electric Power Helicopter."
Sold At:
ThinkGeek.com during November 2006 for about $40.
What To Do:
Stop using the recalled toy helicopters and contact ThinkGeek to receive a refund or a replacement product. For more information, contact ThinkGeek at (888) 433-5788 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or e-mail recall@thinkgeek.com.
For More Information:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07512.html