Horizon Hobby Recalls Batteries Due to Fire Hazard

The battery used to power remote control vehicles can overheat when being used or charged and cause a fire.

Recall date: June 25, 2013
Recall number: 13-227
  • Dynamite 7.4V battery

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    Dynamite 7.4V battery

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Dynamite 7.4 V LiPo Batteries


The positive and negative battery leads are incorrectly wired to the battery connector. The use or charging of the battery can cause the battery to overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Consumer Contact:

Horizon Hobby; toll-free at (877) 504-0233 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT on Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. CT on Sunday, or online at www.horizonhobby.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

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Recall Details


About 117


This recall involves Dynamite 7.4 volt LiPo batteries that are used to power Horizon Hobby’s Losi Micro remote control vehicles. The batteries measure about 2 inches long by 1 inch wide by ½ inch thick. The batteries were sold separately from the vehicles and have red and black wires coming out of the end into a white plastic connector. Dynamite, 180 mAh, 2S, 20C Li-Po and DYN1429 are printed on the side of the black and orange batteries.  


None reported


Consumers should stop using the recalled battery immediately.  Disconnect it from the product or charger and return the battery to Horizon Hobby for a full refund or a replacement battery.

Sold at

Hobby stores nationwide and online at www.horizonhobby.com from December 2012 through April 2013 for about $20.


Horizon Hobby Inc., of Champaign, Ill.


Kiel Technology Ltd., of Hong Kong

Manufactured in


  • Dynamite 7.4V battery