Horizon Hobby Recalls HobbyZone Super Cub S Radio-Controlled Aircraft Due to Fire Hazard

Power supply units and chargers for the HobbyZone Super Cub S radio-controlled aircraft can overcharge the battery, posing a risk of fire and property damage.

Recall date: December 04, 2014
Recall number: 15-042
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  • HobbyZone Super Cub Radio-Controlled Aircraft Charger and Power Supply

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    HobbyZone Super Cub Radio-Controlled Aircraft Charger and Power Supply

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    HobbyZone Super Cub S Radio-Controlled Aircraft

Recall Summary

Name of product:

HobbyZone Super Cub S Ready-To-Fly and Super Cub S Bind-N-Fly Power Supply and Charger

Hazard:

Power supply units and chargers sold with the model aircraft can overcharge the battery, posing a risk of fire and property damage.

Consumer Contact:

Horizon Hobby toll-free at (877) 504-0233 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Consumers can also visit the firm’s website at www.horizonhobby.com and click on Product Recalls listed under Support at the bottom of the page for more information.

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Recall Details

In conjunction with

Units

About 6,800 units

Description

This recall involves the power supply and charger included exclusively with the HobbyZone Super Cub S Ready-To-Fly aircraft, model number HBZ8100 and the HobbyZone Super Cub S Bind-N-Fly model number HBZ8180. Aircraft model numbers are located on the packaging. The power supply is 2 ½ inches by 1 ¾ inches by 1 ¼ inches and is black with a blue label that reads “HobbyZone” and model “HBZ1004.” The DC auxiliary charger is 5 inches by 2 ½ inches by 1 ¾ inches and is black with a blue label that reads, “HobbyZone” and model “HBZ1003.”

Incidents/Injuries

The firm has received 18 reports incidents involving the power supply units and chargers including reports of small fires, exploding batteries and property damage to the surrounding areas.

Remedy

Consumers should stop using the power supply and chargers immediately and contact Horizon Hobby for a replacement AC charger.

Sold exclusively at

Hobby stores nationwide and online at HorizonHobby.com from April 2014 through August 2014 for $170 for the Bind-N-Fly and $200 for the Ready-to-Fly.

Importer(s)

Horizon Hobby LLC, of Champaign, Ill.

Manufactured in

China

  • HobbyZone Super Cub Radio-Controlled Aircraft Charger and Power Supply

  • HobbyZone Super Cub S Radio-Controlled Aircraft