Wednesday, August 23, 2006
RECALL: Spin Master Radio-Controlled Toy Airplanes
Spin Master Toys is recalling the Hogs RC Skywinder Radio-Controlled Airplane sold exclusively at Toys R Us. The rechargeable battery pack inside the toy airplane can overheat posing a burn hazard.
Spin Master has received 15 reports of the toy airplane's rechargeable battery pack overheating including two reports of minor skin burns.
The recalled radio-controlled toy airplane is lightweight, made of silver or black Styrofoam, and measures 19 inches from wingtip to wingtip. "Air Hogs Skywinder" is printed on the plane's wings. "�2003 Spin Master Ltd" 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.
The airplanes were sold exclusively at: Toys R Us from April 2006 through June 2006 for about $40.
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.
The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).