Hazard: Fire & Fire-Related Burn
Recall Date: 2008-10-28
Recall: 4429 – 08395
Product Name: Protocol Remote-Controlled Mini Helicopter Toys
Description: Remote-Controlled Helicopter Toys Recalled by Protocol Due to Fire and Burn Hazards NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 10, 2008 Release #08-395 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 261-1193 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Remote-Controlled Helicopter Toys Recalled by Protocol Due to Fire and Burn Hazards 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: “Protocol” Remote-Controlled Mini Helicopter Toys Units: About 78,000 Importer: Ashley Collection Inc., d.b.a. Protocol, of New York, N.Y. Hazard: The rechargeable battery inside the helicopter can overheat. This can result in the helicopter’s body melting, as well as a risk of fire or burns to consumers. Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received nine reports of incidents of the helicopter overheating, including one minor burn to a consumer’s fingertip. Descriptions: This recall involves the “Protocol” remote-controlled mini helicopter toys with model number starting with 1442. The helicopter is made of foam and plastic and measures about 7 inches long. “Protocol” is printed on the tail and on the side of the helicopter. “1442-X” can be found on the packaging. The remote-control component measures 5 1/2 inches by 4 3/4 inches. Sold at: Retail stores nationwide from October 2007 through December 2007 for between $30 and $50. Manufactured in: China Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact the firm for information on how to receive a replacement helicopter. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Protocol at (800) 261-1193 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET, or visit the company’s Web site at www.protocoldesign.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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