Recall Details Report an Incident Involving this Product
The main blade grips and main rotor blades can release from the main rotor head.
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 Name||Size||Model 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|
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."
Consumers should contact Horizon Hobby for free replacement of main rotor grips and do-it-yourself instructions.
Retailers nationwide during March 2011 for $180 to $220 for the model helicopters and $10 for the replacement part.
Horizon Hobby, Inc., of Champaign, Ill."
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