Recall date: May 31, 2011
Recall number: 11-236

Recall Summary

Hazard:
"The main blade grips and main rotor blades can release from the main rotor head, posing an impact and laceration hazard."
Remedy:
Replace

Recall Details Report an Incident Involving this Product

In Conjunction With:
Units:
"About 16,600 in the U.S.; 1,300 in Canada"
Description:

The main blade grips and main rotor blades can release from the main rotor head.

Description:

Blade ultra-micro indoor/outdoor helicopters have red and blue canopies with the name "Blade mCP X" printed on both sides. The model numbers are printed on the underside of the products' boxes with the bar code. The following are recalled:

Product NameSizeModel Number
Bind-N-Fly Helicopter Length 9.65 inches BLH3580
Ready to Fly Helicopter (transmitter included) Length 9.65 inches BLH3500
Main Blade Grips with Bearings (replacement part) Rotor Diameter .6 inches BLH3514
Incidents/Injuries:
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Horizon Hobby has received 312 reports of the rotor blades releasing from the rotor head, including 34 reports of a blade striking a user, resulting in 12 laceration injuries.

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Remedy:

Consumers should contact Horizon Hobby for free replacement of main rotor grips and do-it-yourself instructions.

Sold At:

Retailers nationwide during March 2011 for $180 to $220 for the model helicopters and $10 for the replacement part.

Importer(s):
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Horizon Hobby, Inc., of Champaign, Ill.

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Manufactured In:
China