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Old 08-23-2006, 01:05 AM
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I receive daily product recalls from the Consumer Product Safety Commission of The U.S. Today This was in one of them, and figured I should post this in here as a safety caution and notification.



NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 22, 2006
Release #06-241

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 622-8339
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Spin Master Radio-Controlled Toy Airplanes Sold Exclusively at Toys R Us
Recalled for 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.

Name of Product: Air Hogs RC Skywinder Radio-Controlled Airplane

Units: About 7,500

Manufacturer: Spin Master Toys, of Toronto, Canada

Hazard: The rechargeable battery pack inside the toy airplane can
overheat posing a burn hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Spin Master has received 15 reports of the toy
airplane's rechargeable battery pack overheating including two reports
of minor skin burns.

Description and Models: The recalled radio-controlled toy airplane is
lightweight, made of silver or black Styrofoam, and measures 19 inches
from wingtip to wingtip. !QUOT!Air Hogs Skywinder!QUOT! is printed on the plane's
wings. !QUOT!(c)2003 Spin Master Ltd!QUOT! is printed on the right propeller
mount. The airplane comes with a controller unit and a charger.
Rechargeable batteries are preinstalled in the plane's fuselage. A date
code beginning with 06XXXXHM is located under the plane's propeller, on
the outside of the controller unit and inside the controller's battery
compartment, and on the charger unit's stand.

Sold exclusively at: Toys R Us from April 2006 through June 2006 for
about $40.

Manufactured In: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled
radio-controlled toy airplanes and contact Spin Master to receive a free
replacement product.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call Spin Master at (800)
622-8339 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit
the firm's Web site at www.spinmaster.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the
recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml06/06241.html

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no way! a hot battery can burn you?
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no way! a hot battery can burn you?
apparently so
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That explains why all the aero ace planes from the store i work at disappeared.
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thats a recall for the sidewinder, rather than the AA. which is kind of ironic cause one would think a lipo powered plane would more likely be the victom of a recall, rather than a NiMH powered one.

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