Radio Control Airplanes Recalled

Date:
March 27, 2007
Category:
Toys & Games
Company/Brand:
Estes-Cox
The Danger:
The airplanes can overheat while recharging the battery, posing a fire hazard.
Description:
This recall involves about 66,000 radio control airplanes with rechargeable lithium batteries, including the following:
  • Sky Squadron Model 4153 (sold at RadioShack) is a blue Corsair single-engine airplane with a Number 15 decal and a black and blue transmitter/charger.
  • Sky Rangers Model 4161 (sold at Wal-Mart) is a red twin-engine plane with an all-black transmitter/charger.
The airplanes have a wingspan of about 18 to 20 inches and a polystyrene foam fuselage. The model numbers are on the box and instructions.
Sold At:
RadioShack stores nationwide sold the Sky Squadron Airplane from December 2006 through February 2007 for about $35.
Wal-Mart stores nationwide sold the Sky Ranger Airplane from January 2007 through February 2007 for about $30.
What To Do:
Stop using the airplane toy immediately and contact Estes-Cox for instructions on returning the airplane for a replacement product. For more information, contact Estes-Cox at (800) 576-5811 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit their Web site at www.estesrockets.com.
For More Information:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07139.html

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