Remote-Controlled Helicopters Recalled by Imagine Nation Books Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 12, 2010
Release #10-228
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 917-0213
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Remote-Controlled Helicopters Recalled by Imagine Nation Books Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

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: “Fly Dragonfly” (also called “Queen Bee”) Remote-Controlled Helicopters

Units: 46,000

Distributor: Imagine Nation Books Ltd./Books Are Fun, of Boulder, Colo.

Hazard: The rechargeable battery inside the helicopters can overheat, igniting the helicopter and posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 49 reports of the helicopters overheating, including six reports of flames coming from the helicopters, and one report of minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the “Fly Dragonfly” (also called “Queen Bee”) remote-controlled helicopters. The helicopters are black and yellow plastic, measure about 19 inches long by 6 ½ inches high. The helicopters have a rounded front yellow cockpit with bee decals and a narrow black plastic tail assembly. They were sold with a remote-control unit and a separate charger. “Fly Dragonfly” and SKU #51727 are printed on the packaging.

Sold at: Book/gift fairs held in schools, hospitals and office buildings nationwide from August 2009 through January 2010 for about $38.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled helicopters and contact Imagine Nation Books Ltd/Books Are Fun to receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Imagine Nation Books Ltd./Books are Fun at (800) 917-0213 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, visit the firm’s website at www.booksarefun.com/helicopter.php

Picture of Recalled Remote-Controlled Helicopter

Picture of Recalled Remote-Controlled Helicopter