Horizon Hobby LLC, of Champaign, Ill. has recalled about 6,800 units of HobbyZone Super Cub S Ready-To-Fly and Super Cub S Bind-N-Fly Power Supply and Charger. Power supply units and chargers sold with the model aircraft can overcharge the battery, posing a risk of fire and property damage. This recall involves the power supply and charger included exclusively with the HobbyZone Super Cub S Ready-To-Fly aircraft, model number HBZ8100 and the HobbyZone Super Cub S Bind-N-Fly model number HBZ8180. Aircraft model numbers are located on the packaging. The power supply is 2 ½ inches by 1 ¾ inches by 1 ¼ inches and is black with a blue label that reads “HobbyZone” and model “HBZ1004.” The DC auxiliary charger is 5 inches by 2 ½ inches by 1 ¾ inches and is black with a blue label that reads, “HobbyZone” and model “HBZ1003.” The company has received 18 reports incidents involving the power supply units and chargers including reports of small fires, exploding batteries and property damage to the surrounding areas.
The chargers were sold exclusively at Hobby stores nationwide and online at HorizonHobby.com from April 2014 through August 2014 for $170 for the Bind-N-Fly and $200 for the Ready-to-Fly. Consumers should stop using the power supply and chargers immediately and contact Horizon Hobby for a replacement AC charger. Contact Horizon Hobby toll-free at 877-504-0233 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Consumers can also visit the firm’s website at www.horizonhobby.com and click on Product Recalls listed under Support at the bottom of the page for more information.
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