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CPSC Recalls Horizon Hobby Model Helicopters

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The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of Horizon Hobby's Blade mCP X Bind-N Fly and Ready to Fly Remote Control Model Helicopters and replacement Blade mCP X Main Blade Grips with Bearings due to impact and laceration hazards.

The indoor/outdoor helicopters have red and blue canopies with the name "Blade mCP X" printed on both sides. The model numbers (which are printed on the underside of the products' boxes with the bar code) being recalled are Bind-N-Fly Helicopter BLH3580, Ready to Fly Helicopter BLH3500 and Main Blade Grips with Bearings (replacement part) BLH3514.

The helicopter was sold at retailers nationwide during March 2011 for $180 to $220 for the model helicopters and $10 for the replacement part. The main blade grips and main rotor blades can release from the main rotor head, posing an impact and laceration hazard. Horizon Hobby has received 312 reports of the rotor blades releasing from the rotor head, including 34 reports of a blade striking a user, resulting in 12 laceration injuries.

This toy should be taken away from your child immediately. To get a free replacement of main rotor grips and do-it-yourself instructions, contact Horizon Hobby Support Team at (877) 504-0233 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT on Saturdays, and between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Sundays, or visit the website.

It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled toy. Visit the CPSC website to see all of the recall toy pictures, to read more information about this recall and to sign up for free email alerts for future toy recalls. To stay up-to-date on toy recalls, check out this list of recent toy recalls with recall toy pictures and visit the toy recall information center

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