December 18, 2006
Alert #07-512


Remote-Control Helicopter Toys Recalled Due to Burn Hazard

 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: Remote-Control Dragonfly King HX-242 Helicopter (also known as the Micro R/C Helicopter)

Units: About 1,600

Distributor: ThinkGeek Inc., of Fairfax, Va.

Hazard: The helicopter battery can overheat and catch fire, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: ThinkGeek has received five reports of the battery overheating. No fires or injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled toy helicopters are remote-controlled lightweight plastic toy helicopters. The helicopter is sold with a control unit, a charger and rechargeable batteries in the body of the toy. The body of the helicopter measures about 13 inches in length and the rotor diameter is about 10 inches. The helicopter is yellow and red with green rotors. The helicopter has a label on the front that reads "Champion HX242 Electric Power Helicopter."

Sold Exclusively: Web site during November 2006 for about $40.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled toy helicopters and contact ThinkGeek to receive a refund or a replacement product.

Customer Contact: For additional information, contact ThinkGeek at (888) 433-5788 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Consumers may also e-mail the firm at

Picture of Recalled Helicopter Toy PackagingPicture of Recalled Helicopter Toy Packaging