Horizon Hobby Recalls Batteries Due to Fire Hazard
WASHINGTON, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Dynamite 7.4 V LiPo Batteries
Hazard: 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.
Remedy: Refund, Replace
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.
Units: About 117
Description: 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.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Remedy: 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.
Importer: Horizon Hobby Inc., of Champaign, Ill.
Manufacturer: Kiel Technology Ltd., of Hong Kong
Manufactured in: China
Photo available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Horizon-Hobby-Recalls-Batteries/
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission