|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 24, 2008
Firm's Contact Number: (888) 232-1535
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: "Sky Scrambler" and "The Sharper Image" Wireless Indoor Helicopters
Units: About 685,000
Importer/Distributor: Innovage LLC, of Foothill Ranch, Calif.
Hazard: The rechargeable lithium ion battery inside the helicopters can overheat, catch fire, and ignite nearby combustibles, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Innovage has received two reports of incidents of the toy helicopters igniting, including one burn injury to a consumer's fingertip.
Description: The "Sky Scrambler" and "The Sharper Image" toy helicopters have yellow, red or blue decals. BH26047 is printed on the Sky Scrambler's tail. "The Sharper Image" is printed on the tail of "The Sharper Image" helicopters.
Sold at: Mass merchandisers, department stores, drug stores, and other retail stores nationwide, and on the Web from June 2007 through May 2008 for about $20.
Manufactured in: Hong Kong
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled helicopters and contact Innovage for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Innovage toll free at (866) 672-2630 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web sites at www.innovage.net and www.copterrecall.org or email the firm at email@example.com
The Sharper Image Helicopter
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