CPSC Announces Recall of 8,000 Radio Control Toy Trucks Sold by QVC Recalled for Fire Hazard

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Creative Innovations & Sourcing LLC, of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, have announced the voluntary recall of about 8,000 Thunder Spin R.C. Road Rage Stunt Machine Toy Trucks because electrical circuits within the truck can overheat thereby posing a risk of fire.

The recalled products were manufactured in Hong Kong and sold by QVC Inc. nationwide from November 2005 through December 2005 for between $40 and $44.

To date, there have been 14 reports of overheating, smoking, melting and fire, including two reports of minor property damage to a countertop and electrical receptacle. No reports of injuries have been received.

The Thunder Spin R.C. Road Rage Stunt Machine is 10 inches by 11 inches and was sold in blue or green. The radio-controlled Stunt Machine comes with one charger, one 9.6 V rechargeable battery pack, and one 9 volt battery.

The model number, T23624, is written only on the product’s packaging, located above the Universal Product Code. The Stunt Machine comes with two orange flame decals on each side of the vehicle, one of which includes “Stunt Machine” in orange block lettering. A “Thunder Spin” logo can be found on the bottom of the vehicle.

Consumers should stop using the product immediately.

QVC will send a letter to all purchasers of the product notifying them of the recall and instructing them to return the battery pack and battery charger to obtain a full refund.

For additional information, consumers can contact QVC Inc., at (800) 367-9444 anytime or log on to the company’s Web site at www.qvc.com under the product recall section.

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