June 10, 2011
Release #11-243
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 791-4754
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Picture of Recalled Military Copters Name of Product: Military Copters

Units: About 24,000

Manufacturer: Excite USA, of Carrollton, Texas

Hazard: The plastic blades of the helicopter can detach during operation, posing a laceration hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Three incidents were reported, two to Excite and one to CPSC. Two of these included laceration injuries.

Description: The recalled toy Military Copters are operated by manual rotary starters and sold as a unit with two sizes, 7 and 11 inches in length, of tan and black helicopters. The product comes in a blister pack with “Military Copter with 2 Launchers” marked on the package and “Military Copter” marked on both sides of the manual starter. The model number, #9009935 and UPC 680108044474 number are printed on the back of the package near the bar code.

Sold at: Exclusively at Rite Aid Corporation stores nationwide from January 2011 through May 2011 for about $7.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled helicopters away from children and return the product to any Rite Aid store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Excite USA toll free at (866) 791-4754 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at


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