Excite USA Recalls Toy Helicopters Due to Laceration Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Rite Aid Stores

The plastic blades of the helicopter can detach during operation.

Recall date: June 10, 2011
Recall number: 11243

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Military Copters

Hazard:

The plastic blades of the helicopter can detach during operation, posing a laceration hazard.

Consumer Contact:

For additional information, contact Excite USA toll free at (866) 791-4754 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.Excite-Limited.com

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Recall Details

Units

About 24,000

Description

The recalled toy Military Copters are operated by manual rotary starters and sold as a unit with two sizes, 7 and 11 inches in length, of tan and black helicopters. The product comes in a blister pack with “Military Copter with 2 Launchers” marked on the package and “Military Copter” marked on both sides of the manual starter. The model number, #9009935 and UPC 680108044474 number are printed on the back of the package near the bar code.

Incidents/Injuries

Three incidents were reported, two to Excite and one to CPSC. Two of these included laceration injuries.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately take the recalled helicopters away from children and return the product to any Rite Aid store for a full refund.

Sold at

Exclusively at Rite Aid Corporation stores nationwide from January 2011 through May 2011 for about $7.

Manufacturer(s)

Excite USA, of Carrollton, Texas

Manufactured in

China