|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 29, 2008
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Remote-Controlled Helicopter Toys Sold Exclusively in Walgreens Recalled Due to Fire and Burn Hazards by TWIE
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: “Sky Champion” Wireless Indoor Helicopters
Units: About 152,000
Importer/Distributor: TWIE, also known as Tradewinds International Enterprises Inc., of San Francisco, Calif.
Hazard: The rechargeable battery contained inside the helicopter can catch fire, igniting the helicopter and nearby combustible materials. This poses a burn or fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: TWIE has received two reports of helicopters catching fire. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
Description: This recall involves the “Sky Champion” wireless indoor helicopter. The helicopter comes with a transmitter that controls and recharges the helicopter. The helicopter is made of foam and plastic and measures about 7 inches by 3 inches. The transmitter measures about 6 inches by 4 inches. “BH26047” is printed on the tail of the helicopter. “WIC 551777” and the UPC code is 630990006005 are printed on the packaging.
Sold at: Walgreens stores nationwide from June 2007 through November 2007 for about $20.
Manufactured in: Hong Kong
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop playing with the recalled helicopters and contact TWIE for a full refund. Returns will be accepted by TWIE. Walgreens will not accept returns or provide a refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact TWIE toll free at (888) 583-4908 anytime or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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