|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 22, 2006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 622-8339
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: Air Hogs RC Skywinder Radio-Controlled Airplane
Units: About 7,500
Manufacturer: Spin Master Toys, of Toronto, Canada
Hazard: The rechargeable battery pack inside the toy airplane can overheat posing a burn hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Spin Master has received 15 reports of the toy airplane's rechargeable battery pack overheating including two reports of minor skin burns.
Description and Models: The recalled radio-controlled toy airplane is lightweight, made of silver or black Styrofoam, and measures 19 inches from wingtip to wingtip. "Air Hogs Skywinder" is printed on the plane's wings. "©2003 Spin Master Ltd" is printed on the right propeller mount. The airplane comes with a controller unit and a charger. Rechargeable batteries are preinstalled in the plane's fuselage. A date code beginning with 06XXXXHM is located under the plane's propeller, on the outside of the controller unit and inside the controller's battery compartment, and on the charger unit's stand.
Sold exclusively at: Toys R Us from April 2006 through June 2006 for about $40.
Manufactured In: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled radio-controlled toy airplanes and contact Spin Master to receive a free replacement product.
Consumer Contact: For more information, call Spin Master at (800) 622-8339 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.spinmaster.com
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