Horizon Hobby Recalls Spektrum Receivers Used with Model Airplane Gliders Due to Risk of Injury

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the Horizon Hobby Inc., of Champaign, Ill., announced a voluntary recall of the about 3,500 in the United States, and 150 in Canada, Spektrum Receivers today.

Hazard: The receiver can lose contact with the model airplane glider's radio control while within normal radio range limits. If this happens, the glider can fall from the sky and hit consumers, posing a risk of injury.

Incidents/Injury: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Spektrum AR6250 receivers designed for use with carbon fiber model gliders. Model number AR6250 can be found on the back of the packaging and on the front and back of the receiver. "Spektrum" is printed on the front of the receiver.

Sold by: Horizon Hobby direct sales representatives nationwide and Canada from March 2009 through May 2010 for about $105.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled receivers and contact Horizon Hobby for information on receiving a free replacement receiver.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Horizon Hobby toll-free at (877) 504-0233 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Saturday, between 12 noon and 7 p.m. CT Sunday, or by mail at 4105 Fieldstone Road, Champaign, Ill. 61822. Consumers can also visit the firm's website at horizonhobby.com.