CPSC and QSP, Inc., Announce Recall of Flying Saucer Toys

March 3, 2005
Alert #05-547
 

CPSC and QSP, Inc., Announce Recall of Flying Saucer Toys

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC.

Name of Product: Battery-Powered Flying Saucer Toys

Units: 555

Distributor: QSP Inc., Pleasantville, N.Y.

Hazard: The Flying Saucer can overheat while charging, resulting in the plastic motor cover starting to melt, creating a risk of burns to children handling the toy.

Incidents/Injuries: QSP has received five reports of overheating. There have been no reports of injury.

Description: Flying Saucer battery-powered toys with model numbers 83153 and 3321 consist of a 9-inch diameter foam saucer with a rechargeable motor at its hub with a plastic propeller under the motor. The Flying Saucer is a foam ring with seven ribs or blades between the hub and the outer ring. The propeller rotates inside the circumference of the foam ring. The toy comes with a plastic hand-held "thrust transmitter" that is used to activate and control the speed of the saucer. Each toy also comes with an AC adapter for recharging the saucer's batteries. No other models are affected.

Distributed through: School fund-raising programs nationwide from August 2004 through September 2004. None of the recalled units were sold at retail.

Manufactured In: China and Hong Kong

Remedy: Schools and fundraising officials have received notification of this recall. Consumers can return the product for a replacement prize of equal value.

Consumer Contact: For more information, and assistance in identifying the recalled toys, consumers can contact QSP Inc. at (800) 966-4540 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Picture of Recalled Flying Saucer Toy

Picture of Recalled Flying Saucer Toy