Excite USA Recalls Toy Helicopters Due to Laceration Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Rite Aid Stores
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Military Copters
Units: About 24,000
Manufacturer: Excite USA, of Carrollton, Texas
Hazard: The plastic blades of the helicopter can detach during operation, posing a laceration hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Three incidents were reported, two to Excite and one to CPSC. Two of these included laceration injuries.
Description: The recalled toy Military Copters are operated by manual rotary starters and sold as a unit with two sizes, 7 and 11 inches in length, of tan and black helicopters. The product comes in a blister pack with “Military Copter with 2 Launchers” marked on the package and “Military Copter” marked on both sides of the manual starter. The model number, #9009935 and UPC 680108044474 number are printed on the back of the package near the bar code.
Sold at: Exclusively at Rite Aid Corporation stores nationwide from January 2011 through May 2011 for about $7.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled helicopters away from children and return the product to any Rite Aid store for a full refund.
To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to: