Hazard: Explosion/Projectiles


Recall Date: 2009-04-02
 5184 – 09179

Product Name: Horizon Hobby Spektrum DX6i 6-Channel Radio Transmitters for E-Flite Blade 400 Electric Mini Helicopters
Radio Transmitters for Model Aircrafts Recalled by Horizon Hobby Due to Impact and Laceration Hazards NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 2, 2009 Release #09-179 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (877) 504-0233 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Radio Transmitters for Model Aircrafts Recalled by Horizon Hobby Due to Impact and Laceration 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: Spektrum DX6i Radio Transmitters used with model aircrafts Units: About 15,000 Manufacturer: Horizon Hobby Inc., of Champaign, Ill. Hazard: The defective radio transmitters can cause model airplanes and helicopters they control to fall from the sky while in flight and crash into bystanders or property. The propellers can also spin unexpectedly injuring a person standing too close or working on the aircraft. This poses impact and laceration hazards to consumers and a risk of property damage. Incidents/Injuries: Horizon Hobby is aware of two injuries that resulted in multiple cuts to the hands. Description: The recalled Spektrum DX6i radio transmitters are used to control model airplanes and helicopters. “Spektrum DX6i” is printed on the front of the transmitters. The transmitters were sold individually or as part of three different ready-to-fly model aircraft. Item numbers and product date codes included in this recall are listed below. The item number is located on the product’s packaging. The date code is located on a label inside the transmitter’s battery compartment or on the underside of the battery compartment door. Product Item Numbers Date Codes Include: Spektrum DX6i 6-Channel Full Range Radio Transmitter SPM6600 SPM6600E SPM66001E SPMR6600 SPMR6600E SPMR66001 SPMR66001E 807E 808E 809E 810E 811E 812E 901E E-Flite Blade 400 Ready-To-Fly Electric Mini Helicopter EFLH1400 EFLH1400M1 EFLH1400M2 E-Flite T-34 25 ePTS Ready-to- Fly Airplane EFL4800 Hangar 9 P-51 Mustang Mk II PTS Ready-to-Fly Airplane HAN4425 Sold at: Independently-owned model and hobby shops from July 2008 through January 2009 for about $200 for the transmitter, or for between $400 and $500 for the transmitter when sold with a model airplane or helicopter. Manufactured in: China Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled radio transmitters and contact Horizon Hobby to arrange to have the transmitters shipped free of charge for inspection and repair. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Horizon Hobby toll-free at (877) 504-0233 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site www.horizonhobby.com

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U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Communications
Washington, D.C.
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

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.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury,go online to: SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at(301) 595-7054 for the hearing and speech impaired.Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.


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