|December 3, 1986|
|Release # 86-078|
Washington, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, M.W. Kasch Company, Mequon, Wisconsin is recalling a flying toy helicopter called Model No. WL 322 Flying Copter. Approximately 30,000 "Flying Copters" were distributed by the firm during the past 2 l/2 years nationwide. This toy has previously been recalled by other companies who have marketed it. The toy, imported by many firms, has been responsible for eye injuries and facial lacerations. Some of the injuries have resulted in permanent blindness in one eye.
The Flying Copter which retails for $3.00 to $5.00 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, 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.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.