Horizon Hobby Recalls Losi NiMH Battery Charger Due to Possible Burn and Fire Hazards

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Horizon Hobby Recalls Losi NiMH Battery Charger Due to Possible Burn and Fire Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Losi NiMH Start-Up Combo Charger

Units: About 975 in U.S. and 25 in Canada

Importer: Horizon Hobby Inc., of Champaign, Ill.

Hazard: The charger and battery can emit excessive heat, posing a burn and fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Horizon Hobby has received eight reports of the batteries emitting excessive heat. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The Losi NiMH Start-Up Combo Charger is black, measures 4 x 2 and has model number LOSB9904. The model number is printed on the back of the products packaging with the bar code. A Losi logo sticker is on the front of the charger, along with another sticker bearing the instruction: Use only with 7.2V NiMH Batteries 1500mAh or higher. On the back of the charger is a sticker with voltage and current ratings for input (100-240VAC, 1.0A) and output (8.5V, 3A) along with another Losi logo.

Sold at: Hobby stores nationwide gave the battery chargers away free or for a small charge with a purchase, depending on the retailer from January 2011 to March 2011.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using this product and contact Horizon Hobby for a refund of the retail value.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Horizon Hobby toll-free at (877) 504-0233 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Saturday and between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday or visit the website at www.horizonhobby.com/losicombo


Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1436


Oct 21, 2011 | Category: CPSC Recalls (all) | Comments: none