Battery Packs for Toy Vehicles Recalled by JAKKS Pacific Due to Fire
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: Battery Packs for Toy Vehicles
Units: About 245,000
Manufacturer: JAKKS Pacific Inc., of Malibu, Calif.
Hazard: The lithium-ion polymer batteries used to charge the toy
vehicles can ignite while charging, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: JAKKS Pacific has received 33 reports of the
batteries melting or catching fire while charging, including three
reports of minor burns to fingers and 23 reports of property damage to
flooring, seats or walls.
Description: This recall involves battery packs used with FLY WHEELS XPV
toy vehicles. The battery packs were sold with a charger (item number
73904) and with the radio-controlled XPV toy (item number 73906). Item
numbers are printed on the product's packaging above the barcode label.
The batteries are marked "Fly Wheelz," "XPV," and "JAKKS Pacific,"
"Lithium-ion Polymer battery (LiPo)" followed by a list of warnings and
precautions. The XPV Xtreme Performance Vehicle is not the subject of
this exchange program.
Sold at: Toy stores, discount department stores and Internet retailers
nationwide from August 2006 through January 2007 for about $30. Battery
packs and toy vehicles packaged together sold for between $80 and $90.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the battery packs immediately and
contact JAKKS Pacific for information on receiving a free replacement
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact JAKKS Pacific
toll-free at (877) 875-2557 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday
through Friday, or email the firm
To see a picture of the recalled product(s) visit the CPSC's web site.
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