MIDWEST TRADING GROUP INC
905 S Westwood Ave
Addison, IL 60101
 
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Recall Date: April 02,2013

Recall Number: 13-159 04/02/13  FOR CLEARANCE

Remote-Controlled Helicopters Recalled by Midwest Trading Group Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

 

WASHINGTON, D.C.- - Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

 

Recall Summary

Name of product:Radio Controlled Banshee Helicopter with Lights Model # 3CH-777
Hazard:
The rechargeable battery inside the helicopters can overheat, igniting the helicopter and posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Remedy:Refund
Consumer Contact: 
Midwest Trading Group; toll-free at 866-815-474, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Monday through Friday, or online at http://www.mtradinggroup.com and click on the Recall page for more information.

 

Recall Details

Units: About 9,400

Description: This recall involves the Radio Controlled Banshee Helicopter with Lights, series  3CH-777.  The Series number is printed on the product packaging.  The plastic helicopters were sold in black and red or black and yellow color combinations and measure about 19 inches long by 6 inches high.  The helicopters have a rounded front yellow cockpit with bee decals and a narrow black plastic tail assembly. They were sold with a remote-control unit and a separate charger. "Fly Dragonfly" and SKU #51727 are printed on the packaging. " Date of Production: June 2011", " Manufacturer Ultimate Products (HK) Ltd., " and " Distributor MG Inc." is printed on a white label on the back of the helicopter remote control.
Incidents/Injuries:
The firm has received one  report of the helicopters overheating with flames coming from the helicopters, and one report of minor property damage.  No injuries have been reported.
Remedy:  Consumers should top using the remote-controlled helicopters immediately and contact Midwest Trading Group for instructions on receiving a full refund.
Sold at:
  Ace Hardware, ALCO, Discount Direct, Seen on Screen nationwide and VA Canteen Service and online including PulseTV.com from October 2011 through November 2011 for between $ 40 and $ 50.
Importer:  Midwest Trading Group, Inc.  Addison IL.
Manufacturer:
Ultimate Products (HK) Ltd.
Manufactured in:
 China

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.

 

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products—such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals—contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

 

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Radio Controlled Banshee Helicopter with Lights Model # 3CH-777



 

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