Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

Horizon Hobby Recalls E-flite Chargers 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: E-flite Ultra Micro-4 AC/DC Battery Chargers

Hazard: The chargers can overcharge the batteries and overheat, which could result in a fire, property damage and injury.

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 or online at www.horizonhobby.com and click on Product Recalls listed under the Support tab at the bottom of the page for more information.

Units: About 1,300

Description: This recall involves the EFLC1105 E-flite Ultra Micro-4, 4x9W, AC/DC Battery Charger from E-flite. The charger has four independently functioning charge circuits with a LED status display. Each port can charge one 30–150mAh, 1S UM cell, a 1S MCPX cell, or one 120–300mAh 2S pack equipped with a JST-PH, 3-wire connector. The charger measures 5 inches tall by 7 inches wide by 1.5 inches deep. The charger is blue with a gray, black and blue faceplate with white and black type. "Eflite Celectra UMX-$ Battery Charger" is printed across the center of the charger.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

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

Sold exclusively at: Horizon Hobby stores nationwide and online at www.HorizonHobby.com from March 2015 through June 2015 for about $70.

Importer: Horizon Hobby LLC, of Champaign, Ill.

Manufactured in: China