Name of product:
Losi NiMH Start-Up Combo Charger
Hazard:

The charger and battery can emit excessive heat, posing a burn and fire hazard.

Remedy:
Refund
Recall date:
October 20, 2011
Units:
About 975
Consumer Contact:

For additional information, contact Horizon Hobby toll-free at (877) 504-0233 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Saturday and between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday or visit the website at www.horizonhobby.com/losicombo

Recall Details

Description:

The Losi NiMH Start-Up Combo Charger is black, measures 4" x 2" and has model number LOSB9904. The model number is printed on the back of the product's packaging with the bar code. A Losi logo sticker is on the front of the charger, along with another sticker bearing the instruction: "Use only with 7.2V NiMH Batteries 1500mAh or higher." On the back of the charger is a sticker with voltage and current ratings for input (100-240VAC, 1.0A) and output (8.5V, 3A) along with another Losi logo.

 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using this product and contact Horizon Hobby for a refund of the retail value.

Incidents/Injuries:

Horizon Hobby has received eight reports of the batteries emitting excessive heat. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:

 Hobby stores nationwide gave the battery chargers away free or for a small charge with a purchase, depending on the retailer from January 2011 to March 2011.

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
12-015