Horizon Hobby, an international hobby item distributer, has announced a recall of more than 6,700 power supplies and chargers of HobbyZone Super Cub S Ready-To-Fly products and Super Cub S Bind-N-Fly products. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)’s recall announcement, the devices, sold exclusively by Horizon Hobby, may set fire and cause property damage.
The recalled power supply and charger were sold 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. The model numbers for the aircrafts can be found on its original packaging.
The recalled black DC auxiliary charger measure 5 inches by 2 ½ inches and features a blue label reading, “Hobby Zone” and model “HBZ1003.” The power supply is also black with a blue label and measures about 2 ½ inches by 1 ¾ inches by 1 ¼ inches. The label for the power supply also reads “HobbyZone,” but the model is “HBZ1004.”
Problems related to the recalled power supplies and chargers have led to 18 reports of small fires and exploding batteries, as well as property damage to areas surrounding the incidents. No injuries have been recorded at this time.
Hobby stores nationwide have sold the above-mentioned products from April 2014 through August 2014 for about $170 to $200. The products were manufactured in China.
Those who have successfully identified the recalled chargers and power supplies should contact Horizon Hobby about how to receive a replacement unit free of charge. Until they receive the replacement, consumers should stop using the chargers.
For more information on this recall, contact Hobby Horizon 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 company’s website at www.horizonhobby.com and click on Product Recalls listed under Support at the bottom of the page for more information.