Thursday, May 29, 2008

RECALL: Walgreens' Remote-Controlled Helicopter Toy Due to Fire and Burn Hazads

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with TWIE - Tradewinds Interntional Enterprises Inc. of Californa, today announced a voluntary recall of about 152,000 Sky Champion Wireless Indoor Helicopters. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. The rechargeable battery contained inside the helicopter can catch fire, igniting the helicopter and nearby combustible materials. This poses a burn or fire hazard to consumers. TWIE has received two reports of helicopters catching fire. No injuries or property damage have been reported. This recall involves the “Sky Champion” wireless indoor helicopter. The helicopter comes with a transmitter that controls and recharges the helicopter. The helicopter is made of foam and plastic and measures about 7 inches by 3 inches. The transmitter measures about 6 inches by 4 inches. “BH26047” is printed on the tail of the helicopter. “WIC 551777” and the UPC code is 630990006005 are printed on the packaging.
They were sold at Walgreens stores nationwide from June 2007 through November 2007 for about $20 ad manufactured in China.
Consumers should immediately stop playing with the recalled helicopters and contact TWIE for a full refund. Returns will be accepted by TWIE. Walgreens will not accept returns or provide a refund. For additional information, contact TWIE toll free at 888-583-4908 anytime or send an email to

1 comment:

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