Family Dollar recalls toy tanks
U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionJanuary 27, 2011, 11:04am 1,865 views | Post a comment
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: Remote-controlled toy tanks
Units: About 67,000
Retailer: Family Dollar Stores Inc., of Charlotte, N.C.
Importer: Family Dollar Services Inc., of Charlotte, N.C.
Hazard: The tank's controller can overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Family Dollar has received five reports of the controllers overheating and melting. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recalled product is the Authentic Heroes Target Practice Tank play set, a remote-controlled green toy tank attached by a cable to a grey battery-powered controller. The controller requires three AAA batteries to power the tank to move forward and backward and the tank turret to rotate and shoot projectiles. The controller is marked "Target Practice Tank Play Set."
Sold exclusively at: Family Dollar stores nationwide from September 2010 through December 2010 for about $5.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take the toy away from children, remove batteries and return the toy to a Family Dollar store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Family Dollar at (800) 547-0359 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.familydollar.com
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11107.html
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