Remote-Controlled Mini Helicopter Toys Recalled

Date:
September 10, 2008
Category:
Toys & Games
Company/Brand:
Protocol
The Danger:
The rechargeable battery inside the helicopter can overheat, which can result in the helicopter's body melting, as well as a risk of fire or burns to children.
Description:
The recall includes about 78,000 remote-controlled mini helicopter toys with model number starting with 1442. The helicopter is made of foam and plastic and measures about 7 inches long. "Protocol" is printed on the tail and on the side of the helicopter. "1442-X" can be found on the packaging. The remote-control component measures 5 1/2 inches by 4 3/4 inches.
Sold At:
Retail stores nationwide from October 2007 through December 2007 for between $30 and $50.
What To Do:
Immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Protocol for information on how to receive a replacement helicopter. For more information, contact Protocol at (800) 261-1193 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET, or visit their Web site at www.protocoldesign.com.
For More Information:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08395.html

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