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Name of Product: Radio-controlled helicopter kits and spindle sets
Hazard: The main rotor washer can fail, causing the blades to come off the helicopter during use. This poses an injury hazard to the operator and bystanders.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled radio-controlled helicopter and contact Horizon Hobby for replacement washers and instructions on how to install them.
Consumer Contact: Horizon Hobby, toll-free at (877) 504-0233 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. CT Sunday, or online at www.horizonhobby.com, and click on Product Recalls listed under Legal at the bottom of the page for more information.
Units: About 600
Description: This recall involves Blade 700 X Pro Series Kit, Pro Series Combo and the replacement spindle set. The kits and combos come with parts to assemble a radio-controlled helicopter. When assembled, the helicopter is about 53 inches long and 15.5 inches tall and weighs about 12 pounds. It has a blue, yellow, black and silver canopy with the 700 X logo on each side, two white skids, a black tail boom with the word Blade on each side, a tail rotor and a main rotor assembly with two blades. The rotor blades are black and gray with the word Revolution on each. The defective washer is flat and silver and about 1/2 inch in diameter. It is used to hold the two main rotor blade grips in place on the helicopter.
The recalled Pro Series Kit is model number BLH5725 and includes the helicopter canopy and the mechanical parts necessary to build the helicopter without the main rotor blades or electronics.
The recalled Pro Series Combo is model number BLH5725C and includes the helicopter canopy, the mechanical parts necessary to build the helicopter, the main rotor blades, a receiver, servos and motor.
The recalled replacement spindle set is model number BLH5703 and includes two spindle shafts, two screws and four washers.
Model numbers for the kit and combo are on the UPC label on one end of the product packaging. The model number for the spindle set is on the front of the packaging.
Sold at: Independent hobby stores nationwide and online at horizonhobby.com from July 2013 through August 2013. The Pro Series Kit sold for between $800 and $1,250. The Pro Series Combo sold for between $1,350 and $2,320. The replacement spindle set sold for about $13.
Importer: Horizon Hobby Inc., Champaign, Ill.
Manufacturer: Avix Technology, Taiwan
Manufactured in: Taiwan
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