Radio Control Toy Trucks Sold by QVC Recalled for Fire Hazard

March 29, 2006
Alert #06-539

 

 

Radio Control Toy Trucks Sold by QVC Recalled for Fire Hazard

 

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Thunder Spin R.C. Road Rage Stunt Machine Toy Trucks

Units: About 8,000

Importer/Distributor: Creative Innovations & Sourcing LLC, of Pittsfield, Mass.

Retailer: QVC Inc., of West Chester, Pa.

Hazard: Electrical circuits within the truck can overheat causing the toy to overheat, posing a risk of fire.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been 14 reports of overheating, smoking, melting and fire, including two reports of minor property damage to a countertop and electrical receptacle. No reports of injuries have been received.

Description: The Thunder Spin R.C. Road Rage Stunt Machine is 10 inches by 11 inches and was sold in blue or green. The radio-controlled Stunt Machine comes with one charger, one 9.6 V rechargeable battery pack, and one 9 volt battery. The model number, T23624, is written only on the product's packaging, located above the Universal Product Code. The Stunt Machine comes with two orange flame decals on each side of the vehicle, one of which includes "Stunt Machine" in orange block lettering. A "Thunder Spin" logo can be found on the bottom of the vehicle.

Sold by: QVC Inc. nationwide from November 2005 through December 2005 for between $40 and $44.

Manufactured In: Hong Kong

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the product immediately. QVC will send a letter to all purchasers of the product notifying them of the product's recall and instructing them to return the battery pack and battery charger to obtain a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact QVC Inc., at (800) 367-9444 anytime or log on to the company's Web site at www.qvc.com under the product recall section.

 

Picture of Recalled Toy Truck