Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

Horizon Hobby Recalls HobbyZone Super Cub S Radio-Controlled Aircraft Due to Fire Hazard

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: HobbyZone Super Cub S Ready-To-Fly and Super Cub S Bind-N-Fly Power Supply and Charger

Hazard: Power supply units and chargers sold with the model aircraft can overcharge the battery, posing a risk of fire and property damage.

Remedy: Replace

Consumer Contact: Horizon Hobby 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 firm's website at www.horizonhobby.com and click on Product Recalls listed under Support at the bottom of the page for more information.

Units: About 6,800

Description: This recall involves the power supply and charger included 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. Aircraft model numbers are located on the packaging. The power supply is 2.5 inches by 1.75 inches by 1.25 inches and is black with a blue label that reads "HobbyZone" and model "HBZ1004." The DC auxiliary charger is 5 inches by 2.5 inches by 1.75 inches and is black with a blue label that reads, "HobbyZone" and model "HBZ1003."

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 18 reports incidents involving the power supply units and chargers including reports of small fires, exploding batteries and property damage to the surrounding areas.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the power supply and chargers immediately and contact Horizon Hobby for a replacement AC charger.

Sold at: Hobby stores nationwide and online at HorizonHobby.com from April 2014 through August 2014 for $170 for the Bind-N-Fly and $200 for the Ready-to-Fly.

Importer: Horizon Hobby LLC, of Champaign, Ill.

Manufactured in: China