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Horizon Hobby, Inc. recalls Blade 700 X Pro Series Remote Controlled Model Helicopters

Starting date:
April 17, 2014
Posting date:
April 17, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Hobby/Craft Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Suspected quality concern
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-38093

Affected products

Blade 700 X Pro Series Remote Controlled Model Helicopters and Spindle Kit

Product description

This recall involves the Spindle washers of Blade 700 X Pro Series Combo and 700 X Pro Series Kit Remote Controlled Model Helicopters. They can be identified by model numbers: BLH5725 and BLH5725C.

The Spindle washers found in Spindle Kit for the Blade 700 X Pro Series Remote Controlled Model Helicopter, model number BLH5703 is also affected.

Hazard identified

The washer which secures the main rotor grip to the main rotor head of the Blade 700 X Pro Series Combo and Pro Series Kit may fail causing the blades to release from the helicopter and may cause injury.

The Spindle Kit for the Blade 700 X Pro Series Remote Controlled Model Helicopter contains the washer to be installed to secure main rotor grip to the main rotor head which may fail and may cause the blades to release from the helicopter and may cause injury.

Horizon Hobby, Inc. has received two reports of failure of the washers. No injuries were reported.

Health Canada has not received any reports of injuries related to the use of this helicopter.

Number sold

Approximately 18 units of the recalled helicopters were sold at hobby stores across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from July 2013 to August 2013.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Taiwan.

Companies

Manufacturer
Avix Technology
Taichung
TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA
Distributor
Horizon Hobby, Inc.
Champaign
Illinois
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Customers should immediately stop using the helicopters and contact Horizon Hobby for a replacement washer along with instructions for replacement.

For more information, consumers may contact Horizon Hobby by telephone at 1-877-504-0233 or visit the Horizon Hobby's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.