More than 7,000 remote-controlled helicopters have been recalled by Toys R Us for possible fire hazards, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Why the product is being recalled: The rechargeable battery inside the helicopters can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers or nearby items.
Description: This recall involves the Fast Lane FA-005 Radio Control 3-Channel Helicopter with Gyro Stabilizer and Charger, model number 5F5F2F5. The model number is printed on the front of the product packaging and on the underside of the helicopter. The double-rotor helicopters are blue and white, approximately 9-inches high and have the Fast Lane logo on the top of the helicopter. They were sold with a remote control unit, a battery charger and a carrying case.
Where it was sold: The helicopters were sold exclusively at Toys R Us stores nationwide and online at www.toysrus.com from September 2012 through January 2013 for about $100.
Consumers should immediately stop using the remote-controlled helicopter and return all components to a Toys R Us store for a full refund or store credit.
For more information, contact Toys R Us at (800) 869-7787 from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET on Sundays, or online at www.toysrus.com and click on “About Us,” then select “Safety” at the top of the page, and then “Click here” under Product Recalls for more information.
View the full recall on the CPSC’s website here.