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07-14-2013, 01:59 PM #1
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Horizon Hobby recalls batteries The positive and negative battery leads are incorrect
Horizon Hobby of Champaign, Ill., is recalling about 117 Dynamite 7.4 V LiPo batteries.
The positive and negative battery leads are incorrectly wired to the battery connector. The use or charging of the battery can cause the battery to overheat, posing a fire hazard. No incidents or injuries have been reported.
This recall involves Dynamite 7.4 volt LiPo batteries that are used to power Horizon Hobby’s Losi Micro remote control vehicles. The batteries measure about 2 inches long by 1 inch wide by ½ inch thick. The batteries were sold separately from the vehicles and have red and black wires coming out of the end into a white plastic connector. Dynamite, 180 mAh, 2S, 20C Li-Po and DYN1429 are printed on the side of the black and orange batteries.
The batteries, manufactured in China, were sold at hobby stores nationwide and online from December 2012, through April 2013, for about $20.
Consumers should stop using the recalled battery immediately. Disconnect it from the product or charger and return the battery to Horizon Hobby for a full refund or a replacement battery.
Consumers may contact Horizon Hobby toll-free at (877) 504-0233 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT on Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. CT on Sunday.
Source: Consumer Affairs, James Limbach