March 29, 2006
Radio Control Toy Trucks Sold by QVC Recalled for Fire Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Thunder Spin R.C. Road Rage Stunt Machine Toy Trucks
Units: About 8,000
Importer/Distributor: Creative Innovations & Sourcing LLC, of Pittsfield, Mass.
Retailer: QVC Inc., of West Chester, Pa.
Hazard: Electrical circuits within the truck can overheat causing the toy to overheat, posing a risk of fire.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been 14 reports of overheating, smoking, melting and fire, including two reports of minor property damage to a countertop and electrical receptacle. No reports of injuries have been received.
Description: The Thunder Spin R.C. Road Rage Stunt Machine is 10 inches by 11 inches and was sold in blue or green. The radio-controlled Stunt Machine comes with one charger, one 9.6 V rechargeable battery pack, and one 9 volt battery. The model number, T23624, is written only on the product's packaging, located above the Universal Product Code. The Stunt Machine comes with two orange flame decals on each side of the vehicle, one of which includes "Stunt Machine" in orange block lettering. A "Thunder Spin" logo can be found on the bottom of the vehicle.
Sold by: QVC Inc. nationwide from November 2005 through December 2005 for between $40 and $44.
Manufactured In: Hong Kong
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the product immediately. QVC will send a letter to all purchasers of the product notifying them of the product's recall and instructing them to return the battery pack and battery charger to obtain a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact QVC Inc., at (800) 367-9444 anytime or log on to the company's Web site at www.qvc.com under the product recall section.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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