Radio-Controlled Toy Airplanes
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary
recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Air Hogs RC Skywinder Radio-Controlled Airplane
Units: About 7,500
Manufacturer: Spin Master Toys, of Toronto, Canada
Hazard: The rechargeable battery pack inside the toy airplane can
overheat posing a burn hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Spin Master has received 15 reports of the toy
airplane's rechargeable battery pack overheating including two reports
of minor skin burns.
Description and Models: The recalled radio-controlled toy airplane is
lightweight, made of silver or black Styrofoam, and measures 19 inches
from wingtip to wingtip. "Air Hogs Skywinder" is printed on the plane's
wings. "(c)2003 Spin Master Ltd" is printed on the right propeller
mount. The airplane comes with a controller unit and a charger.
Rechargeable batteries are preinstalled in the plane's fuselage. A date
code beginning with 06XXXXHM is located under the plane's propeller, on
the outside of the controller unit and inside the controller's battery
compartment, and on the charger unit's stand.
Sold exclusively at: Toys R Us from April 2006 through June 2006 for
Manufactured In: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled
radio-controlled toy airplanes and contact Spin Master to receive a free
Consumer Contact: For more information, call Spin Master at (800)
622-8339 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit
the firm's Web site.
To see a picture of the recalled product(s) visit the CPSC's web site.
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