The rechargeable battery can overheat and catch fire while charging, igniting nearby combustible materials.
The recall includes about 11,000 Electrifly lithium-polymer batteries (part #GPMP0401) sold individually or with the Heli-Max Axe CP-L radio-controlled helicopter kits. The kit includes a 23-inch-long plastic helicopter, a battery, a radio transmitter, a balance charger, a car adapter, an AC wall adapter, decals that read "HMX," "AXE," and "Heli-Max," and training gear. "Electrifly" and "GPMP0401" are printed on the battery.
Hobby Stores nationwide and online from November 2007 through March 2008 for about $35. The helicopter kits were sold for $200.
What To Do:
Immediately stop using the recalled batteries and contact Hobbico for instructions on returning the battery for a free replacement. For more information, contact Hobbico toll-free at (866) 462-2426 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit their recall Web sites at www.helimaxrc.com or www.electrifly.com to register for the recall.
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