July 22, 1986  
Release # 86-043


Washington, DC -- In cooperation with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, International Playthings Inc., Bloomfield, New Jersey is voluntarily recalling a flying toy helicopter called "Flying Copter". Approximately 15,000 "Flying Copters" were distributed by the firm between March of 1984 and October 1985.

This toy has previously been recalled by other companies who have marketed it. The toy has been imported by many firms and CPSC is involved in contacting each of these firms as quickly as they can be identified.

CPSC has investigated accidents in which this toy has been responsible for serious eye injuries and facial lacerations not only to children but adults as well.

The "Flying Copter", being recalled by International Playthings, Inc., retailed for $3.50 and is a 7 l/2 inch plastic flying toy helicopter with a hand launching device. The helicopter is mostly white with three red plastic rotor blades. The launching handle is green. Assembly is required before the toy can be flown. It is this assembly which is difficult and if done improperly could allow the rotor blades to come off and strike the user or bystander.

Consumers are urged to discontinue use and to return the toy helicopter to the store where it was purchased for a full refund.


Picture of Recalled Toy Helicopter