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

The tank's controller can overheat and melt.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 25, 2011
Release #11-107
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 547-0359
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Remote-controlled toy tanks

Units: About 67,000

Retailer: Family Dollar Stores Inc., of Charlotte, N.C.

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

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

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

Description: 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."

Sold exclusively at: Family Dollar stores nationwide from September 2010 through December 2010 for about $5.

Manufactured in: China

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

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 www.familydollar.com

Picture of recalled tank set