Remote-Control Airplanes Recalled

Date:
July 24, 2007
Category:
Toys & Games
Company/Brand:
Estes-Cox
The Danger:
The airplanes, which are launched by hand, can explode near the user's head, posing a risk of temporary hearing loss and injuries to face, eyes, and hands.
Description:
This recall involves about 21,000 Model 4116 Sky Rangers Park Flyer radio-control airplanes, which come with a black battery charger. The airplanes have a wingspan of about 14 inches, a light blue, white, and orange polystyrene foam fuselage, and a copper coil on the rudder.
Airplanes with a warning sticker on the fuselage near the on/off switch are not included in the recall.
Sold At:
Hobby stores and other retailers nationwide from September 2005 through December 2006 for between $20 and $40.
What To Do:
Stop using the airplanes immediately and contact Estes-Cox to verify that the plane is being recalled and 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 Thursday, or visit their Web site at www.estesrockets.com.
For More Information:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07250.html

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