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Thu, Sep 16, 2010

Horizon Hobby Recalls Spektrum Receivers Used With Model Airplane Gliders

U.S., Canadian Governments Find Risk Of Injury

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Horizon Hobby, Inc, announced a voluntary recall on Tuesday of Spektrum receivers used in model airplane gliders. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.


Recalled Spektrum Receiver

Name of product: Spektrum Receivers.
Units: About 3,500 in the United States and 150 in Canada.
Importer: Horizon Hobby Inc., of Champaign, IL.
Hazard: 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.
Incidents/Injury: None 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. They were sold by Horizon Hobby direct sales representatives nationwide and Canada from March 2009 through May 2010 for about $105.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled receivers and contact Horizon Hobby for information on receiving a free replacement receiver at (877) 504-0233 between 0800 to 1700 CT Monday through Saturday, between 1200 and 1900 CT Sunday, or by mail at 4105 Fieldstone Road Champaign, IL 61822.

FMI: www.horizonhobby.com, www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx

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