Family Dollar Stores Recalls Remote Controlled Toy Tanks Due to Burn Hazard

The tank's controller can overheat and melt.

Recall date: January 25, 2011
Recall number: 11-107
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

Remote-controlled toy tanks


The tank's controller can overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Consumer Contact:

For additional information, contact Family Dollar at (800) 547-0359 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at

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Recall Details


About 67,000


This recalled product is the Authentic Heroes Target Practice Tank play set, a remote-controlled green toy tank attached by a cable to a grey battery-powered controller. The controller requires three AAA batteries to power the tank to move forward and backward and the tank turret to rotate and shoot projectiles. The controller is marked "Target Practice Tank Play Set."


Family Dollar has received five reports of the controllers overheating and melting. No injuries have been reported.


Consumers should take the toy away from children, remove batteries and return the toy to a Family Dollar store for a full refund.

Sold exclusively at

Family Dollar stores nationwide from September 2010 through December 2010 for about $5.


Family Dollar Services Inc., of Charlotte, N.C.

Manufactured in


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