Recall: Dynamite 7.4 V LiPo Batteries for Remote Control Vehicles
On 2013-06-25, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Dynamite 7.4 V LiPo Batteries for Remote Control Vehicles due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in December 2012 for about $20.
About 100 units are involved in this Horizon Hobby battery recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Telephones & Cell Phones category in 2013.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 5 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (877) 504-0233
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What is the problem?
The positive and negative battery leads are incorrectly wired to the battery connector. The use or charging of the battery can cause the battery to overheat, posing a fire hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Dynamite 7.4 volt LiPo batteries that are used to power Horizon Hobby's Losi Micro remote control vehicles. The batteries measure about 2 inches long by 1 inch wide by 0.5 inch thick. The batteries were sold separately from the vehicles and have red and black wires coming out of the end into a white plastic connector. Dynamite, 180 mAh, 2S, 20C Li-Po and DYN1429 are printed on the side of the black and orange batteries.
These items were sold new+ at Hobby stores nationwide and online at www.horizonhobby.com from December 2012 through April 2013 for about $20.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should stop using the recalled battery immediately. Disconnect it from the product or charger and return the battery to Horizon Hobby for a full refund or a replacement battery.
Horizon Hobby; toll-free at (877)504-0233 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT on Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. CT on Sunday, or online at www.horizonhobby.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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