Remote Control Helicopters Recalled

About 46,000 <"">Remote-Controlled Helicopters have been recalled by Imagine Nation Books due to fire and burn hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.

The “Fly Dragonfly” (also called “Queen Bee”) Remote-Controlled Helicopters, which were manufactured in China and distributed by Imagine Nation Books Ltd./Books Are Fun, of Boulder, Colorado, are involved.

The rechargeable battery inside the helicopters can overheat, igniting the helicopter and posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. To date, the firm has received 49 reports of the helicopters overheating, including six reports of flames coming from the helicopters, and one report of minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves the “Fly Dragonfly” (also called “Queen Bee”) remote-controlled helicopters. The helicopters are black and yellow plastic, measure about 19 inches long by 6 ½ inches high. The helicopters have a rounded front yellow cockpit with bee decals and a narrow black plastic tail assembly. They were sold with a remote-control unit and a separate charger. “Fly Dragonfly” and SKU #51727 are printed on the packaging. The recalled Remote-Controlled Helicopters were sold for about $38 at book and gift fairs held in schools, hospitals, and office buildings nationwide from August 2009 through January 2010.

The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled helicopters and contact Imagine Nation Books Ltd/Books Are Fun to receive a full refund. Imagine Nation Books Ltd./Books are Fun can be reached toll-free at (800) 917-0213 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time, Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s website at

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