According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, Horizon Hobby Inc., of Champaign, IL, has voluntarily recalled one of their products. This recall was released September 14, 2010.
What is being recalled?
Approximately 3,650 model airplane glider receivers are included in this recall.
What’s the problem?
The model airplane’s radio control can lose contact with the receiver and cause the glider to fall and hit people. No injuries had been reported at the time of this release.
Which specific receivers are involved in this recall?
This recall is for Spektrum AR6250 receivers. These receivers are made to be used with carbon fiber model gliders. The model number can be found on the from and back of the receiver, as well as on the package the receiver came in. On the front of the receiver, “Spektrum” is printed. 3,500 of these have been recalled in the US and 150 have been recalled in Canada. They were made in Taiwan and sold by Horizon Hobby direct sales reps in the US and Canada from March 2009 through May 2010. They cost about $105.
What do I do now?
If you have one of these receivers, don’t use it! To get your free replacement, contact the company at (877) 504-0233 or visit their website at horizonhobby.com.
If you have been injured by this product, or you know of any other potential hazards caused by it, contact the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is interested in hazards posed by all products, not just this one. Call them at (800) 638-2772 if you know of another product that is potentially dangerous or has caused injuries.
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