Model Helicopters Recalled by Horizon Hobby Due to Impact and Laceration Hazards

The main blade grips and main rotor blades can release from the main rotor head.

Recall date: May 31, 2011
Recall number: 11-236
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

Blade mCP X Bind-N Fly and Ready to Fly Remote Control Model Helicopters and replacement Blade mCP X Main Blade Grips with Bearings


The main blade grips and main rotor blades can release from the main rotor head, posing an impact and laceration hazard.

Consumer Contact:

 For additional information, contact Horizon Hobby Support Team toll-free at (877) 504-0233 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT on Saturdays, and between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Sundays, or visit the website

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Recall Details

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About 16,600 in the U.S.; 1,300 in Canada


Blade ultra-micro indoor/outdoor helicopters have red and blue canopies with the name "Blade mCP X" printed on both sides. The model numbers are printed on the underside of the products' boxes with the bar code. The following are recalled:

Product NameSizeModel Number
Bind-N-Fly Helicopter Length 9.65 inches BLH3580
Ready to Fly Helicopter (transmitter included) Length 9.65 inches BLH3500
Main Blade Grips with Bearings (replacement part) Rotor Diameter .6 inches BLH3514

Horizon Hobby has received 312 reports of the rotor blades releasing from the rotor head, including 34 reports of a blade striking a user, resulting in 12 laceration injuries.


Consumers should contact Horizon Hobby for free replacement of main rotor grips and do-it-yourself instructions.

Sold at

Retailers nationwide during March 2011 for $180 to $220 for the model helicopters and $10 for the replacement part.


Horizon Hobby, Inc., of Champaign, Ill.

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