The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products unless otherwise instructed. Consumers can submit reports of harm to CPSC’s searchable online product safety database at www.SaferProducts.gov. A searchable food and medical product recall database is available at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm.
Hazard: Power supply units and chargers sold with the model aircraft can overcharge the battery, posing a risk of fire and property damage.
Description: The power supply and charger were included exclusively with the HobbyZone Super Cub S Ready-To-Fly aircraft model number HBZ8100 and the HobbyZone Super Cub S Bind-N-Fly model number HBZ8180. Model numbers are on the packaging. The power supply is black with a blue label that reads “HobbyZone” and model “HBZ1004.” The DC auxiliary charger is black with a blue label that reads, “HobbyZone” and model “HBZ1003.”
Incidents/injuries: There have been 18 reported incidents involving the power supply units and chargers, including reports of small fires, exploding batteries and property damage.
Sold at: Hobby stores nationwide and at HorizonHobby.com from April through August 2014 for $170 for the Bind-N-Fly and $200 for the Ready-to-Fly.
Remedy: Contact Horizon Hobby for a replacement AC charger.
Contact: Call 877-504-0233 or visit www.horizonhobby.com.