|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 10, 2011
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 791-4754
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Excite USA Recalls Toy Helicopters Due to Laceration Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Rite Aid Stores
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: Military Copters
Units: About 24,000
Manufacturer: Excite USA, of Carrollton, Texas
Hazard: The plastic blades of the helicopter can detach during operation, posing a laceration hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Three incidents were reported, two to Excite and one to CPSC. Two of these included laceration injuries.
Description: The recalled toy Military Copters are operated by manual rotary starters and sold as a unit with two sizes, 7 and 11 inches in length, of tan and black helicopters. The product comes in a blister pack with “Military Copter with 2 Launchers” marked on the package and “Military Copter” marked on both sides of the manual starter. The model number, #9009935 and UPC 680108044474 number are printed on the back of the package near the bar code.
Sold at: Exclusively at Rite Aid Corporation stores nationwide from January 2011 through May 2011 for about $7.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled helicopters away from children and return the product to any Rite Aid store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Excite USA toll free at (866) 791-4754 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.Excite-Limited.com
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