CPSC Announces Recall of Remote Control Flying Saucers Sold by QVC for Fire Hazard

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Creative Innovations & Sourcing LLC, of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, have announced the voluntary recall of about 180,000 (Radio Control) Pro Flying Saucers.

The battery charger cord sold with these flying saucers can overcharge and cause the toy to overheat, posing a risk of fire. Consumers should stop using the product immediately.

The Pro Flying Saucers were manufactured in China and sold exclusively by QVC Inc. nationwide from November 2005 through December 2005 for $27 or $30.

There have been at least 56 reports of overheating, smoking, melting and fire including eight reports of minor damage to furniture, carpeting, or countertops. There have been seven reports of minor burns to hands or fingers.

The recalled items are about 13 inches in diameter and comes in blue or yellow. They are made of Styrofoam and have a plastic propeller.

The Pro Flying Saucer comes with a controller unit, launch pad and a battery charger cord. The item number of the recalled product, M12037, is found on the product’s packaging.

QVC will notify all purchasers of the product about the recall, and instruct them to return the battery charger cord to receive a new battery charger cord.

For additional information, contact QVC Inc., toll-free 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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