RadioShack Recalls Toy Helicopters for Fire Hazard

Toy helicopters are being recalled today because of a serious fire hazard. The recall involves about 6,000 Danbar Knight Hawk Toy Helicopters 3D remote control helicopters imported and sold by RadioShack Corporation.

According to the recall notice, the battery housing under the helicopter canopy can overheat while charging, posing a fire hazard. RadioShack has received one report of a fire that started while a store demo toy was charging. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

The recalled helicopter can be identified by model number 006047 marked on the back of the controller and the Knight Hawk 3D logo on the front of the controller. The product was sold as catalog number 600-0566 (60-566) for ages 8 and up. The toy was sold at RadioShack stores, RadioShack dealer franchise stores nationwide and at www.radioshack.com from October 2009 through November 2009 for about $60.

Consumers should immediately take the helicopters away from children and return the toy to the nearest RadioShack store for a full refund. For additional information, contact RadioShack at (800) 843-7422 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.radioshack.com.

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