RadioShack recalls Danbar Knight Hawk toy helicopters

Legal news for product liability attorneys. Toy helicopters were recalled after discovering a fire threat.

CPSC alerts product liability attorneys- RadioShack recalls Knight Hawk toy helicopters.

Forth Worth, TX—RadioShack Corporation and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) http://www.cpsc.gov/ have announced a voluntary recall of Danbar Knight Hawk toy helicopters after the discovery of a fire hazard. Consumers are advised to stop using the toy immediately unless otherwise instructed, as reported by the CPSC.

Nearly 6,000 Danbar Knight Hawk helicopter were recalled after discovering the battery housing under the helicopter canopy can overheat while charging, thus posing a fire hazard to consumers. The recall involved the Knight hawk 3D remote control helicopters, which can by identified by model number 006047 that is marked on the back of the controller with the Knight Hawk 3D logo on the front. The recalled product was sold at RadioShack under catalog number 600-0566 (60-566) for ages 8 and up. There has been one report of a fire while one of the store’s demo toy was charging. No injuries or property damage have been reported at this time. The product was also sold at RadioShack stores, RadioShack dealer franchise stores across the nation, and at www.radioshack.com, from October 2009 through November 20009 for the retail price of $60. Consumers are advised to return the toy to the nearest RadioShack store to receive a full refund. For more information, you can contact RadioShack at (800) 843-7422 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or by visiting their Web site at www.radioshack.com.

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