Risk of Impact Injury Prompts Recall of Estes-Cox Model Rockets

28 Sep, 2007, 01:00 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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. (To access color photos of the following recalled products, see
 CPSC's Web site at http://www.cpsc.gov.)
     (Logo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO )
 
     Name of Product: X-15 Flying Model Rockets
     Units: About 80,000
     Manufacturer: Estes-Cox Corp., of Penrose, Colo.
     Hazard: The model rocket's side or engine retainer ring can separate
 and cause the rocket to fall without the nose cone separating and the
 parachute deploying, posing a risk of an impact injury to nearby consumers.
     Incidents/Injuries: Estes-Cox has received seven reports of the side or
 engine retainer ring separating and the nose and parachute failing to
 release and 25 reports of the retainer ring being lost during flight,
 including one report that a consumer was struck in the arm, requiring
 surgery.
     Description: This recall involves the X-15 flying model rocket, a 1:44
 scale version of the North American Aviation hypersonic rocket plane. The
 model rockets are about 13.5-inches long and have a wingspan of about 5
 inches. The rockets are black and yellow, and have the number 66670 on the
 tail. The rockets were sold individually (item #1890) and as part of a
 starter kit (item #1412). The item number is printed on the product's
 instruction sheet and above the bar code on the product's packaging.
     Sold at: Hobby stores and other retailers nationwide from June 2005
 through July 2007 for between $16 and $36.
     Manufactured in: China
     Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled rockets immediately
 and contact Estes-Cox for instructions on receiving a replacement product.
     Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Estes-Cox at
 (800) 576-5811 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit
 the firm's Web site at http://www.estesrockets.com.
     Photos at http://www.cpsc.gov.
 
     Firm's Recall Hotline:(800) 576-5811
     CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
     CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
 
 

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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. (To access color photos of the following recalled products, see
 CPSC's Web site at http://www.cpsc.gov.)
     (Logo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO )
 
     Name of Product: X-15 Flying Model Rockets
     Units: About 80,000
     Manufacturer: Estes-Cox Corp., of Penrose, Colo.
     Hazard: The model rocket's side or engine retainer ring can separate
 and cause the rocket to fall without the nose cone separating and the
 parachute deploying, posing a risk of an impact injury to nearby consumers.
     Incidents/Injuries: Estes-Cox has received seven reports of the side or
 engine retainer ring separating and the nose and parachute failing to
 release and 25 reports of the retainer ring being lost during flight,
 including one report that a consumer was struck in the arm, requiring
 surgery.
     Description: This recall involves the X-15 flying model rocket, a 1:44
 scale version of the North American Aviation hypersonic rocket plane. The
 model rockets are about 13.5-inches long and have a wingspan of about 5
 inches. The rockets are black and yellow, and have the number 66670 on the
 tail. The rockets were sold individually (item #1890) and as part of a
 starter kit (item #1412). The item number is printed on the product's
 instruction sheet and above the bar code on the product's packaging.
     Sold at: Hobby stores and other retailers nationwide from June 2005
 through July 2007 for between $16 and $36.
     Manufactured in: China
     Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled rockets immediately
 and contact Estes-Cox for instructions on receiving a replacement product.
     Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Estes-Cox at
 (800) 576-5811 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit
 the firm's Web site at http://www.estesrockets.com.
     Photos at http://www.cpsc.gov.
 
     Firm's Recall Hotline:(800) 576-5811
     CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
     CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
 
 SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission