Name of product: HobbyZone Super Cub S Ready-To-Fly and Super Cub S Bind-N-Fly Power Supply and Charger
Hazard: Power supply units and chargers sold with the model aircraft can overcharge the battery, posing a risk of fire and property damage.
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. Sunday. Consumers can also visit the firm’s website at www.horizonhobby.com and click on Product Recalls listed under Support at the bottom of the page for more information.
Units: About 6,800 units
Description: This recall involves the power supply and charger included exclusively with the HobbyZone Super Cub S Ready-To-Fly aircraft, model number HBZ8100 and the HobbyZone Super Cub S Bind-N-Fly model number HBZ8180. Aircraft model numbers are located on the packaging. The power supply is 2 ½ inches by 1 ¾ inches by 1 ¼ inches and is black with a blue label that reads “HobbyZone” and model “HBZ1004.” The DC auxiliary charger is 5 inches by 2 ½ inches by 1 ¾ inches and is black with a blue label that reads, “HobbyZone” and model “HBZ1003.”
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 18 reports incidents involving the power supply units and chargers including reports of small fires, exploding batteries and property damage to the surrounding areas.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the power supply and chargers immediately and contact Horizon Hobby for a replacement AC charger.
Sold exclusively at: Hobby stores nationwide and online at HorizonHobby.com from April 2014 through August 2014 for $170 for the Bind-N-Fly and $200 for the Ready-to-Fly.
Importer(s): Horizon Hobby LLC, of Champaign, Ill.
Manufactured in: China
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