Hazard: Vehicle Accident
Recall Date: 2008-07-01
Recall: 4360 – 08318
Product Name: Redcat Racing FM Remote Controlled Hurricane XP Pro, Avalanche, Monsoon, Tsunamai Ultrawide Vehicles
Description: Redcat Racing Recalls Remote Controlled Toy Vehicles Due to Remote Control Defect NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 1, 2008 Release #08-318 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (602) 454-6445 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Redcat Racing Recalls Remote Controlled Toy Vehicles Due to Remote Control Defect 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Redcat Racing FM Remote Controlled Vehicles Units: About 1,400 Distributor: Redcat Racing Co., of Phoenix, Ariz. Hazard: The remote control unit can lose its signal, causing the toy vehicle to lose control, posing a risk of injury to the user or bystanders. Incidents/Injuries: Redcat Racing has received about 15 reports of remote control malfunctions. There have been no injuries reported. Description: The recalled remote controls were included in the remote cars as shown below. These cars were sold in a variety of colors. The model name and numbers are located on the body of the vehicle or on the retail packaging: Model Description Model Number Hurricane XP (1/8 Road Buggy) Green/Flame HURRICANEXP-GF Orange/Black HURRICANEXP-OB Orange/Flame HURRICANEXP-OF Yellow/Flame HURRICANEXP-YF Hurricane XP Pro(1/8 Road Buggy) Green/Flame-Blue Aluminum HURRICANPRO-GF Silver-Blue Aluminum HURRICANPRO-SB Yellow/Flame-Blue Aluminum HURRICANPRO-YF Avalanche XP (1/8 Off Road Truck) Blue/Yellow AVALANCHEXP-94087-BY Red/Green AVALANCHEXP-94087-RG Red AVALANCHEXP-94087-R Monsoon XP (1/8 Off Road Truggy) Blue/Yellow MONSOONXP-94085-BY Red/White/Blue MONSOONXP-94085-RWB Red/Yellow MONSOONXP-94085-RY Tsunami Ultrawide (1/10 Truggy) Blue/Flame TSUNAMIUW-BF-94110W Red/Flame TSUNAMIUW-RF-94110W Sold by: Authorized dealers nationwide from March 2007 through April 2008 for between $260 and $400. Manufactured in: China Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Redcat Racing for a replacement remote control. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Redcat Racing Co. collect at (602) 454-6445 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or at www.redcatracing.com
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CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals –contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.
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