Toy Helicopters Recalled for Fire Hazard

About 18,500 Danbar Knight Hawk Toy Helicopters are being recalled for fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.

This recall is part of a prior recall implemented in January on which we wrote and that ultimately involved over 20,000 defective toy helicopters.

These helicopters were manufactured in China; distributed by UJ Trading, of Houston, Texas; and sold at toy, hobby, and other stores, including mall kiosks, nationwide and online at from April 2010 through April 2011 for about $36.

The battery housing under the helicopter canopy can overheat while charging, posing a fire hazard. To date, no incidents or injuries have been reported by UJ Trading.

This recall involves Danbar Toys Knight Hawk remote control helicopters. The recalled helicopter can be identified by model number 006047 marked on the back of the controller and the Knight Hawk logo on the front of the controller. The body of the helicopter also bears the markings: “AH-64” and “helicopter.”

The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately take the recalled helicopters away from children and contact UJ Trading to receive a full refund. UJ Trading will provide consumers with a postage paid label to return the product.

UJ Trading can be reached, toll-free, at 1.800.536.2691 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Central Time (CT), Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s website at

The prior recall was implemented because of a serious fire hazard and involved about 6,000 Danbar Knight Hawk Toy Helicopters 3D remote control helicopters imported and sold by RadioShack Corporation.

In that case, the battery housing under the helicopter canopy could overheat while charging, posing a fire hazard. At the time of the recall, RadioShack received one report of a fire that started while a store demo toy was charging. No injuries or property damage were reported.

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