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Toy Helicopter Recall: Knight Hawk Toy Poses Fire Hazard

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By Admin on May 17, 2011 9:45 AM

Distributor UJ Trading, of Houston, Texas, has announced a toy helicopter recall. UJ Trading has recalled about 18,500 Danbar Knight Hawk Toy Helicopters. This model was previously recalled in January 2010, reports Toyxplosion.com.

The affected remote control toy helicopter has a tendency to overheat when the battery is charging. This overheating poses a fire hazard.

The battery compartment of the toy, mounted just below the rotors at the top of the helicopter cockpit, can overheat when plugged into the wall to recharge, says UJ Trading.

Affected models 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 contains the markings "AH-64" and "helicopter," reports toyxplosion.com.

This product recall goes into effect immediately, reports UPI.com.

The recall affects helicopters sold in toy, hobby and other stories, including mall kiosks, and online at www.UJToys.com from April 2010 through April 2011. The toy helicopter sold for about $36.

The January 2010 recall affected about 20,800 toy helicopters from the same manufacturer in China. Those toy helicopters had been sold through Radio Shack from October 2009 through November 2009, for about $60, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission 01/26/2010 announcement.

UJ Trading has reported no injuries from the product overheating.

UJ Trading may be reached at (800) 536-2691, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday, or at www.UHToys.com. The Consumer Products Safety Commission Recall Hotline can be reached at (800) 843-7422.

Consumers should take notice of this toy helicopter recall, and take action immediately.

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