Saucer Toy Recalled
3, 2005 - NEWSdial.com)
The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily
by the firm in cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission. Consumers should stop using
the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.
of Product: Battery-Powered Flying Saucer Toys
Distributor: QSP Inc., Pleasantville, N.Y.
Hazard: The Flying Saucer can overheat while charging, resulting
in the plastic motor cover starting to melt, creating a risk of
burns to children handling the toy.
Incidents/Injuries: QSP has received five reports of overheating.
There have been no reports of injury.
Description: Flying Saucer battery-powered toys with model numbers 83153 and
consist of a 9-inch diameter foam saucer with a
rechargeable motor at its hub with a plastic propeller under the
motor. The Flying Saucer is a foam ring with seven ribs or blades
between the hub and the outer ring. The propeller rotates inside
the circumference of the foam ring. The toy comes with a plastic
hand-held “thrust transmitter” that is used to activate
and control the speed of the saucer. Each toy also comes with an
AC adapter for recharging the saucer’s batteries. No other
models are affected.
Through: School fund-raising programs nationwide from August
2004 through September 2004. None of the recalled units
were sold at retail.
In: China and Hong Kong
Remedy: Schools and fundraising officials have received notification
of this recall. Consumers can return the product for a replacement
prize of equal value.
Contact: For more information, and assistance in identifying
the recalled toys, consumers can contact QSP Inc. at (800) 966-4540
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
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