Remote-Controlled Helicopters Recalled Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Remote-Controlled Helicopters Recalled Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
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Midwest Trading Group has announced a recall of more than 9,000 Remote-Controlled Banshee 3 Channel helicopters.

The rechargeable battery inside the helicopters can overheat and ignite the helicopter, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers or nearby items.

This recall involves the Radio Controlled Banshee Helicopter with lights, series 3CH-777. The series number is printed on the product packaging. The plastic helicopters were sold in black and red or black and yellow color combinations and measure about 19 inches long and 6 inches high.

The recalled helicopters have a rounded front yellow cockpit with bee decals and a narrow black plastic tail assembly. They were sold with a remote-control unit and a separate charger. 'Fly Dragonfly' and SKU #51727 are printed on the product packaging. 'Date of Production: June 2011,' 'Manufacturer Ultimate Products (HK) Ltd.,' and 'Distributor MTG Inc.' is printed on a white label on the back of the helicopter remote control.

The remote-controlled helicopters affected by this recall were sold at Ace Hardware, Alco, Discount Direct, Seen on Screen nationwide and VA Canteen Service and online including from October 2011 through November 2011.

Consumers should stop using the remote-controlled helicopters immediately and contact Midwest Trading Group for instructions on receiving a full refund.

For more information on this recall, contact Midwest Trading Group toll-free at 866-815-4714.