|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 9, 2006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 622-8339
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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Remote-Control Helix Micro Helicopter Toys Recalled for Burn Hazard
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: Helix Remote Control Micro Helicopter
Units: About 46,200
Manufacturer: Spin Master Toys, of Toronto, Canada
Hazard: The power supply controller can overheat posing a burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Spin Master has received 11 reports of the toy overheating, including two fires and one report of a consumer receiving minor skin burns.
Description and Models: The recalled remote control toy helicopters are lightweight, made of plastic, and measure 7 inches from end-to-end. Designs are printed on the helicopter's body. The helicopter comes with a control unit and a charger and rechargeable batteries are pre-installed in the fuselage. This recall involves toys one of the following date codes: 06XXXXHM2, 06XXXXHM8, 06XXXXHM186. The date codes are located on a sticker on the bottom of the helicopter's body and on the inside of the controller's battery compartment. Toys currently on retail shelves or having a date code ending in 386 are not included in this recall.
Sold at: National retailers from July 2006 through early November 2006 for about $100.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled toy helicopters 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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