Hobbico Inc. Recalls Batteries Used In Radio-Controlled Helicopters Due to Fire Hazard

Company Hobbico Inc., Champaign, IL
Alert Type Recall
Date 08/19/2008
Description This recall involves the Electrifly lithium-polymer batteries (part #GPMP0401) sold individually or with the Heli-Max Axe CP-L radio-controlled helicopter kits. The kit includes a 23-inch long plastic helicopter, a battery, a radio transmitter, a balance charger, a car adapter, an AC wall adapter, decals that read "HMX", "AXE" and "Heli-Max" and training gear. "Electrifly" and "GPMP0401" are printed on the battery.
Problem The rechargeable battery can overheat and catch fire while charging, igniting nearby combustible materials. This poses a fire hazard to consumers.
Find Out More http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08364.html

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