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TOY RECALLS: Flaming ‘Copters

By Jackie Burrell
Tuesday, February 12th, 2008 at 5:06 pm in Toy Recalls.

Recalled toy helicopter It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a toy helicopter that bursts into flames! Yep, the Consumer Product Safety Commission just recalled 30,000 of these remote controlled “Fun2Fly Microcopters.” The toy’s rechargeable batteries can burst into flame during charging, igniting both the toy and any combustible materials nearby. In the prim prose of the CPSC, “This poses a burn or fire hazard to consumers.” Gee, ya think? Six cases of helicopters igniting, one injury to date. Get it out of your toy box.

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