Spektrum Receivers for Model Airplane Gliders Recalled

Horizon Hobby just issued a recall of its<"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability"> Spektrum Receivers Used with Model Airplane Gliders due to risk of injury, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) just announced. The CPSC advises consumers to stop using the recalled Horizon Hobby Spektrum Receivers immediately unless otherwise instructed and notes that it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

About 3,500 Horizon Hobby Spektrum Receivers Used with Model Airplane Gliders were recalled in the United States and about 150 were recalled in Canada.

The Horizon Hobby Spektrum Receivers Used with Model Airplane Gliders were manufactured in Taiwan and imported by Horizon Hobby Inc., of Champaign, Illinois.

The receiver can lose contact with the model airplane glider’s radio control while within normal radio range limits. If this happens, the glider can fall from the sky and hit consumers, posing a risk of injury. To date, no incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Spektrum AR6250 receivers designed for use with carbon fiber model gliders. Model number AR6250 can be found on the back of the packaging and on the front and back of the receiver. “Spektrum” is printed on the front of the receiver.

The recalled Horizon Hobby Spektrum Receivers Used with Model Airplane Gliders were sold by Horizon Hobby direct sales representatives nationwide and Canada from March 2009 through May 2010 for about $105.

The CPSC and HC advise consumers to immediately stop using the recalled receivers and contact Horizon Hobby for information on receiving a free replacement receiver.

Horizon Hobby can be reached toll-free at (877) 504-0233 between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Saturday; between 12:00 noon and 7:00 p.m. Central Time Sunday, or by mail at 4105 Fieldstone Road, Champaign, Illinois, 61822. Consumers can also visit the firm’s website at www.horizonhobby.com.

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