Recall: Horizon Hobby ECX Circuit, Ruckus, and Torment Remote-controlled Model Vehicles
On 2017-04-25, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Horizon Hobby ECX Circuit, Ruckus, and Torment Remote-controlled Model Vehicles due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2016 for about $180.
About 20,000 units are involved in this Horizon Hobby vehicles recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Toy Vehicles, Including RC category in 2017.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 70 similar recalls,
involving about 6 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The vehicle's electronic speed control (ESC) can fail and short circuit, posing a fire hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recall involves the Dynamite 40-Amp FWD REV Brushed ESC - DYNS2201. It is the Electronic Speed Control (ESC) that comes in the remote controlled hobby model vehicles ECX 1/10 LiPo Circuit, Ruckus and Torment models with the following models numbers: ECX03130T1, ECX03130T2, ECX03131T1, ECX03131T2, ECX03133T1, ECX03133T2, ECX03154. The model numbers can be found on the product box or in the owner's manual for each vehicle. The model vehicles measure about 18 inches in length and 12 inches in width and are hobby grade remote control models for ages 14 and up.
These items were sold new+ at Horizon Hobby stores nationwide and online at www.horizonhobby.com from October 2016 through December 2016 for about $180.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact Horizon Hobby for instructions on receiving a free replacement ESC.
Horizon Hobby at 800-338-4639 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, 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
Horizon Hobby has received 19 reports of the ESC in the model truck and cars catching fire. No injuries or property damage has been reported.
+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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