The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced recalls of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products unless otherwise instructed. For a complete list of recalled products, visit www.cpsc.gov.
Units:Units: About 11,000
Importer/distributor: Hobbico Inc., of Champaign, Ill.
Hazard: The rechargeable battery can overheat and catch fire while charging, igniting nearby combustible materials.
Description: This recall involves the Electrifly lithium-polymer batteries (part #GPMP0401) sold individually or with the Heli-Max Axe CP-L radio-controlled helicopter kits. The kit includes a plastic helicopter, battery, radio transmitter, balance charger, car adapter, AC wall adapter, decals that read HMX, AXE and Heli-Max, and training gear. Electrifly and GPMP0401 are printed on the battery.
Sold at: Hobby stores nationwide and online from November 2007 through March 2008 for about $35. The helicopter kits sold for $200.
Remedy: Contact Hobbico for instructions on returning the battery for a free replacement battery.