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Horizon Hobby Recalls Batteries Due to Fire Hazard

  • Dynamite 7.4V battery
Name of Product:
Dynamite 7.4 V LiPo Batteries
Hazard:
The positive and negative battery leads are incorrectly wired to the battery connector. The use or charging of the battery can cause the battery to overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Remedy:
Refund
Replace
Recall Date:
June 25, 2013
Units:
About 117
Consumer Contact

Horizon Hobby; toll-free at (877) 504-0233 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT on Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. CT on Sunday, or online at www.horizonhobby.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Dynamite 7.4 volt LiPo batteries that are used to power Horizon Hobby's Losi Micro remote control vehicles. The batteries measure about 2 inches long by 1 inch wide by ? inch thick. The batteries were sold separately from the vehicles and have red and black wires coming out of the end into a white plastic connector. Dynamite, 180 mAh, 2S, 20C Li-Po and DYN1429 are printed on the side of the black and orange batteries.  

Remedy:

Consumers should stop using the recalled battery immediately.  Disconnect it from the product or charger and return the battery to Horizon Hobby for a full refund or a replacement battery.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported

Sold At

Hobby stores nationwide and online at www.horizonhobby.com from December 2012 through April 2013 for about $20.

Importer:

Horizon Hobby Inc., of Champaign, Ill.

Importer

Horizon Hobby Inc., of Champaign, Ill.

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
13-227
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