The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced recalls of the following product. Consumers should stop using recalled products unless otherwise instructed.
Product: Sky Rangers Park Flyer radio-controlled airplanes
Units: About 21,000
Distributor: Estes-Cox Corp., of Penrose, Colo.
Hazard: The airplanes are launched by hand and can explode near the consumer's head, posing a risk of temporary hearing loss and injuries to eyes,face and hands.
Incidents/injuries: Estes-Cox has received 45 reports of airplanes exploding, including 22 reports of injuries.
Description: This recall involves Model 4116 Sky Rangers Park Flyer radio-controlled airplanes, which come with a black battery charger. The airplanes have light blue, white and orange polystyrene foam fuselage, and a copper coil on the rudder.
Sold at: Hobby stores and other retailers nationwide from September 2005 through December 2006 for $20 to $40.
Remedy: Contact Estes-Cox to verify that the plane is being recalled and for instructions on returning the airplane for a replacement product.
Contact: Call 800-576-5811 or visit www.estesrockets.com.