CPSC Recall: 67,000 remote-controlled toy tanks were recalled for burn risks

01/25/2011 // Greensboro, NC, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Charlotte, NC—About 67,000 remote-controlled toy tanks were voluntarily recalled by Family Dollar Stores Inc. and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) over burn hazards the toy poses. The CPSC announced the recall on January 25, 2011.

The recall was enacted after discovering that the tank’s controller can overheat and melt, posing burn hazards to the consumer.

The CPSC reported, “This recalled product is the Authentic Heroes Target Practice Tank play set, a remote-controlled green toy tank attached by a cable to a grey battery-powered controller. The controller requires three AAA batteries to power the tank to move forward and backward and the tank turret to rotate and shoot projectiles. The controller is marked ‘Target Practice Tank Play Set.’”

Consumers are advised to remove the batteries and return the toy to a Family Dollar store to receive a full refund. For more information, consumers can contact Family Dollar at (800) 547-0359 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit their website at www.familydollar.com.

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