Flying Saucer Toys Recalled
March 2005 - The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC.
Name of Product: Battery-Powered Flying Saucer Toys
Distributor: QSP Inc., Pleasantville, N.Y.
Hazard: The Flying Saucer can overheat while charging, resulting in the plastic motor cover starting to melt, creating a risk of burns to children handling the toy.
Incidents/Injuries: QSP has received five reports of overheating. There have been no reports of injury.
Description: Flying Saucer battery-powered toys with model numbers 83153 and 3321 consist of a 9-inch diameter foam saucer with a rechargeable motor at its hub with a plastic propeller under the motor. The Flying Saucer is a foam ring with seven ribs or blades between the hub and the outer ring. The propeller rotates inside the circumference of the foam ring. The toy comes with a plastic hand-held "thrust transmitter" that is used to activate and control the speed of the saucer. Each toy also comes with an AC adapter for recharging the saucer's batteries. No other models are affected.
Distributed through: School fund-raising programs nationwide from August 2004 through September 2004. None of the recalled units were sold at retail.
Manufactured In: China and Hong Kong
Remedy: Schools and fundraising officials have received notification of this recall. Consumers can return the product for a replacement prize of equal value.
Consumer Contact: For more information, and assistance in identifying the recalled toys, consumers can contact QSP Inc. at (800) 966-4540 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC's web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. To join a CPSC email subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.asp. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.