|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE |
July 1, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (602) 454-6445
Redcat Racing Recalls Remote Controlled Toy Vehicles Due to Remote Control Defect
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.
Name of Product: Redcat Racing FM Remote Controlled Vehicles
Units: About 1,400
Distributor: Redcat Racing Co., of Phoenix, Ariz.
Hazard: The remote control unit can lose its signal, causing the toy vehicle to lose control, posing a risk of injury to the user or bystanders.
Incidents/Injuries: Redcat Racing has received about 15 reports of remote control malfunctions. There have been no injuries reported.
Description: The recalled remote controls were included in the remote cars as shown below. These cars were sold in a variety of colors. The model name and numbers are located on the body of the vehicle or on the retail packaging:
|Hurricane XP (1/8 Road Buggy)||Green/Flame||HURRICANEXP-GF|
|Hurricane XP Pro(1/8 Road Buggy)||Green/Flame-Blue Aluminum||HURRICANPRO-GF|
| ||Silver-Blue Aluminum||HURRICANPRO-SB|
| ||Yellow/Flame-Blue Aluminum||HURRICANPRO-YF|
|Avalanche XP (1/8 Off Road Truck)||Blue/Yellow||AVALANCHEXP-94087-BY|
|Monsoon XP (1/8 Off Road Truggy)||Blue/Yellow||MONSOONXP-94085-BY|
|Tsunami Ultrawide (1/10 Truggy)||Blue/Flame||TSUNAMIUW-BF-94110W|
Sold by: Authorized dealers nationwide from March 2007 through April 2008 for between $260 and $400.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Redcat Racing for a replacement remote control.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Redcat Racing Co. collect at (602) 454-6445 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or at www.redcatracing.com