Recall AlertFor those of you who have purchased remote-controlled helicopters, read this blog carefully!

Remote-Controlled Helicopters Recalled

Toys R Us issued a recall of their Remote-controlled 3 channel helicopters because these helicopters pose fire and burn hazards. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, “the rechargeable battery inside the helicopters can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers or nearby items.”

Product Information:

  • Product Name: Remote-controlled 3 channel helicopters
  • Importer: Toys R Us Inc., of Wayne, N.J.
  • Units: About 6,500 in the U.S. and 900 in Canada
  • Places Sold:
  • Dates Sold: September 2012 through January 2013
  • Price of Product: About $100

Click to see a picture of the recalled Remote-Controlled Helicopter.

Injuries and Incidents To Date:

  • There have been no reported injuries to date
  • There have been 11 reports worldwide of the rechargeable battery overheating

Refund:

If you or a loved one has purchased the recalled Remote-Controlled Helicopters, you should top using the remote-controlled helicopters immediately.  You should then return the product to a Toys R Us store for a full refund.

Additional Information:

For information on the recall, consumers may contact Toys R Us at (800) 869-7787.  Consumers may also contact The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) by calling (800) 638-2772.

What to Do if You Have Been Affected by a Recalled Product

If you or a loved one has become injured as a result of these recalled Remote-Controlled Helicopters, you may be entitled to compensation.  It would be beneficial to speak to an attorney specializing in products liability.

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