Horizon Hobby Recalled Model Helicopter for Laceration Risks; Injuries Reported

05/31/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Champaign, IL — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada voluntarily recalled Blade mCP X Bind-N Fly and Ready to Fly Remote Control Model Helicopters and replacement Blade mCP X Main Blade Grips with bearings for impact and laceration hazards. Horizon Hobby, the importer of the recalled toy, announced the product recall on May 31, 2011.

The product recall was issued after discovering that the main blade grips and the main rotor blades can release from the main rotor head, which poses an impact and laceration hazard to the consumer.

Horizon Hobby received thirty-four reports of the blade hitting a user, in which 12 instances resulted in laceration injuries.

“Blade ultra-micro indoor/outdoor helicopters have red and blue canopies with the name “Blade mCP X” printed on both sides. The model numbers are printed on the underside of the products’ boxes with the bar code,” reported the CPSC.

The following products are involved in the recall:

• Bind-N-Fly Helicopter

• Size: Length 9.65 inches

• Model Number: BLH3580

• Ready to Fly Helicopter (transmitter included)

• Size: Length 9.65 inches

• Model Number: BLH3500

• Main Blade Grips with Bearings (replacement part)

• Size: Rotor Diameter .6 inches

• Model Number: BLH3514

Consumers are advised to contact Horizon Hobby to receive a free replacement of main rotor grips and do-it-yourself instructions.

For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact Horizon Hobby Support Team toll-free at (877) 504-0233 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT on Saturdays, and between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Sundays, or visit their at www.bladehelis.com/MCPX.

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