The charger and battery can emit excessive heat, posing a burn and fire hazard.
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
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.
Consumers should immediately stop using this product and contact Horizon Hobby for a refund of the retail value.
Horizon Hobby has received eight reports of the batteries emitting excessive heat. No injuries have been reported.
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.
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