Horizon Hobby Inc., of Champaign, Ill., has recalled its Losi NiMH Start-Up Combo Charger. The charger and battery can emit excessive heat, posing a burn and fire hazard. Horizon Hobby has received eight reports of the batteries emitting excessive heat. No injuries have been reported. 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 product’s 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.
The charger was sold at hobby stores nationwide. Consumers should immediately stop using this product and contact Horizon Hobby for a refund of the retail value. For additional information, contact Horizon Hobby toll-free at (877) 504-0233 or visit its website at www.horizonhobby.com/losicombo.
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