Toy Planes Grounded

Thousands of radio-controlled toy airplanes are being grounded because the battery packs pose a burn hazard.

Spin Master Toys is recalling 7,500 Air Hogs RC Skywinder Radio-Controlled planes because of overheating battery packs.

The company has received 15 reports of the battery packs overheating, including two reports of minor skin burns.

The recalled radio-controlled toy airplane is lightweight, made of silver or black styrofoam, and measures 19 inches from wingtip to wingtip.

“Air Hogs Skywinder” is printed on the plane’s wings. “©2003 Spin Master Ltd” is printed on the right propeller mount. The airplane comes with a controller unit and a charger. Rechargeable batteries are preinstalled in the plane’s fuselage.

A date code beginning with 06XXXXHM is located under the plane’s propeller, on the outside of the controller unit and inside the controller’s battery compartment, and on the charger unit’s stand.

The planes were sold exclusively at Toys R Us from April 2006 through June 2006 for about $40.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled radio-controlled toy airplanes and contact Spin Master to receive a free replacement product.

For more information, call Spin Master at (800) 622-8339 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.


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