February 24, 2006
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Pro Flying Saucer (Radio Control)
Units: About 180,000
Importer/Distributor: Creative Innovations & Sourcing LLC, of Pittsfield, Mass.
Retailer: QVC Inc., of West Chester, Pa.
Hazard: The battery charger cord sold with these flying saucers can overcharge and cause the toy to overheat, posing a risk of fire.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been at least 56 reports of overheating, smoking, melting and fire including eight reports of minor damage to furniture, carpeting or countertops. There have been seven reports of minor burns to hands or fingers.
Description: The Pro Flying Saucer is about 13 inches in diameter and comes in blue or yellow. It is made of Styrofoam and has a plastic propeller. The Pro Flying Saucer comes with a controller unit, launch pad and a battery charger cord. The item number of the recalled product, M12037, is found on the product's packaging.
Sold by: QVC Inc. exclusively nationwide from November 2005 through December 2005 for $27 or $30.
Manufactured In: China.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the product immediately. QVC will notify all purchasers of the product about the recall, and provide them with a new battery charger cord and a pre-paid mailer, in which consumers should return the recalled battery charger cord.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact QVC Inc., toll-free at (800) 367-9444 anytime or log on to the company's Web site at www.qvc.com under the product recall section.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product 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 deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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