Estes-Cox Radio Control Airplanes with Lithium Polymer Batteries Recalled for Fire Hazard

Company Estes-Cox Corp., Penrose, CO
Alert Type Recall
Date 03/27/2007
Description This recall involves Sky Squadron Model 4153 (sold at RadioShack) and Sky Rangers Model 4161 (sold at Wal-Mart) radio controlled airplanes with rechargeable lithium batteries. The airplanes have a wingspan of about 18- to 20-inches and a polystyrene foam fuselage. Model 4153 is a blue Corsair single engine airplane with a Number 15 decal and a black and blue transmitter/charger. Model 4161 is a red twin engine plane with an all-black transmitter/charger. The model numbers are on the box and instructions.
Problem The airplanes can overheat while recharging the battery, posing a fire hazard.
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