Flying Toy Helicopter Being Recalled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
September 26,1986  
Release # 86-057
 

Flying Toy Helicopter Being Recalled

Washington, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Reeves International Inc., Pequannock, New York is voluntarily recalling a flying toy helicopter called "Flying Copter". Approximately 8,000 of these toys were distributed by the firm from 1984 to 1986.

This toy has previously been recalled by other companies who have marketed it. The toy has been imported by many firms and CPSC is involved in contacting each of these firms as quickly as they can be identified.

CPSC has investigated accidents in which this toy has been responsible for serious eye injuries and facial lacerations not only to children but adults as well.

The "Flying Copter", being recalled by Reeves International Inc., retailed for about $3.00 and is a 7 1/2 inch plastic flying toy helicopter with a hand launching device. The helicopter is mostly white with three red plastic rotor blades. The launching handle is green. Assembly is required before the toy can be flown. It is this assembly which is difficult and if done improperly could allow the rotor blades to come off and strike the user or bystander.

Consumers are urged to discontinue use and to return the toy helicopter to the store where it was purchased for a full refund.

For further information Consumers can call the CPSC's toll-free hotline at 800-638-CPSC. A teletypewriter number for the hearing impaired is 800-633-8270.

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