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: About 102,000
Importer/Distributor: Westminster Inc., of Atlanta
Hazard: The rechargeable battery inside the helicopter can overheat. This can result in the helicopter’s body melting, as well as a risk of fire or burns to consumers.
Incidents/injuries: Westminster has received seven reports of overheating and/or melting of the helicopter, including one report of flames and two reports of minor property damage.
Description: The “Thunder Wolf” remote-controlled indoor helicopter is made of foam and plastic. “TW0996” is printed on the tail. The helicopter comes with a controller and a charger.
Sold at: Retail stores nationwide from June through December 2007 for about $20.
Remedy: Contact Westminster for a refund. Retailers will not accept returns.
Contact: Call 800-618-0023, visit www.thunderwolfhelicopter.com or e-mail email@example.com.