HobbyZone RC Aircraft Charger Recall [US & Canada]


Canada CFIA RecallUS FlagUS/Washington & Canada/Ottawa: 4510 - HobbyZoneRCAircraftChargerHorizon Hobby recalls approximately 6,800 HobbyZone Super Cub S Radio-Controlled Aircraft Chargers and Power Supplies due to fire and property damage hazards. CPSC: http://ht.ly/FuUpT; HCSC: http://ht.ly/FvrV0

Direct US link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Horizon-Hobby-Recalls-HobbyZone-Super-Cub-S-Radio-Controlled-Aircraft/

Direct Canada link: http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2014/42785r-eng.php

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves the Power Supplies and Chargers included exclusively with the HobbyZone Super Cub S Ready-To-Fly Aircraft, model number HBZ8100 and the HobbyZone Super Cub S Bind-N-Fly model number HBZ8180.

Aircraft model numbers are located on the packaging. The recalled Power Supply is 2-1/2 inches by 1-3/4 inches by 1-1/4 inches and is black with a blue label that reads “HobbyZone” and model “HBZ1004”. The DC auxiliary Charger is 5 inches by 2-1/2 inches by 1-3/4 inches and is black with a blue label that reads, “HobbyZone” and model “HBZ1003”.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s packaging, design and retail presentation.

According to the CPSC, the Power Supplies and Chargers sold with the model aircraft can overcharge the battery, posing a risk of fire and property damage. The firm has received 18 reports incidents involving the Power Supply units and Chargers including reports of small fires, exploding batteries and property damage to the surrounding areas.

If you believe you have purchased the recalled HobbyZone Super Cub S Radio-Controlled Aircraft Chargers and Power Supplies, please do not use them. Instead, they should contact Horizon Hobby for a replacement AC Charger.

Please note: this is a joint recall from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) and Health Canada (“HCSC”).

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Additional information about this recall:
CPSC recall number: 15-042
HCSC ID number: RA-42785
Recalls Direct RIN: 4150-2014
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