Remote-Controlled Helicopter Toys Recalled By Soft Air USA Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 12, 2008
Release #08-190

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (817) 210-4181
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Remote-Controlled Helicopter Toys Recalled By Soft Air USA Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Remote-Controlled Helicopter Toys

Units: About 30,000

Importer: Soft Air USA Inc., of Grapevine, Texas

Hazard: The rechargeable battery contained inside the helicopter can catch fire during charging, igniting the helicopter and nearby combustible materials. This poses a burn or fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Soft Air USA has received six reports of helicopters igniting, including one minor injury.

Description: This recall involves the remote-controlled helicopter toy “Fun2Fly Microcopter” with item number 91001. The helicopter comes with a transmitter that controls and recharges the helicopter. The helicopter is made of foam and plastic and measures about 6 ½ inches by 2 ½ inches. The transmitter measures about 4 1/2 inches by 5 inches. “Fun2Fly” and “Microcopter” are printed on the packaging. The item number is printed above the UPC label.

Sold at: Sporting goods stores and other retailers nationwide from May 2007 through December 2007 for about $30.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled toy helicopter and return it to the retailer where it was purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Soft Air USA collect at (817) 210-4181 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or e-mail the company at Bhook@softairusa.com


Picture of Recalled Remote-Controlled Helicopter Toy

Picture of Recalled Remote-Controlled Helicopter Toy Controller

Picture of Recalled Remote-Controlled Helicopter Toy Controller