Recall: Military Copters
On 2011-06-10, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Military Copters due to a potential laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2011 for about $7.
About 20,000 units are involved in this Excite copter recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 4th recall of products in the Toy Vehicles, Including RC category in 2011.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 60 similar recalls,
involving about 6 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (866) 791-4754
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What is the problem?
The plastic blades of the helicopter can detach during operation, posing a laceration hazard.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled toy Military Copters are operated by manual rotary starters and sold as a unit with two sizes, 7 and 11 inches in length, of tan and black helicopters. The product comes in a blister pack with "Military Copter with 2 Launchers" marked on the package and "Military Copter" marked on both sides of the manual starter. The model number, #9009935 and UPC 680108044474 number are printed on the back of the package near the bar code.
These items were sold new+ Exclusively at Rite Aid Corporation stores nationwide from January 2011 through May 2011 for about $7.
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 immediately take the recalled helicopters away from children and return the product to any Rite Aid store for a full refund.
For additional information, contact Excite USA toll free at (866)791-4754 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.Excite-Limited.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Three incidents were reported, two to Excite and one to CPSC. Two of these included laceration injuries.
+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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