Horizon Hobby Recalls Battery Chargers Due to Risk of Fire

Horizon Hobby Recalls Battery Chargers Due to Risk of Fire
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October 15, 2015

A battery charger prone to overheating is being recalled by its manufacturer.

Horizon Hobby announced this week that it would recall the E-flite Ultra Micro-4 AC/DC Battery Chargers. The firm has discovered that the chargers can overcharge the batteries and overheat, which could result in a fire, property damage and injury. No injuries or incidents have been reported.

Horizon Hobby is including about 1,300 chargers in this recall.

The charger has four independently functioning charge circuits with a LED status display. The charger measures 5 inches tall by 7 inches wide by 1.5 inches deep. The charger is blue with a gray, black and blue faceplate with white and black type. Eflite Celectra UMX-$ Battery Charger is printed across the center of the charger.

The chargers were sold at Horizon Hobby stores nationwide and online from March 2015 through June 2015 for about $70.

Consumers should stop using the recalled chargers immediately and contact Horizon Hobby for a replacement charger.

Customers with questions about the recall can contact Horizon Hobby at (877) 504-0233.