Manufacturer: Horizon Hobby Inc.
Product: Dynamite 7.4 V LiPo Batteries
Hazard: The positive and negative battery leads are incorrectly wired to the battery connector. The use or charging of the battery can cause the battery to overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Injuries: None reported
Description: This recall involves Dynamite 7.4 volt LiPo batteries that are used to power Horizon Hobby’s Losi Micro remote control vehicles. The batteries measure about 2 inches long by 1 inch wide by ½ inch thick. The batteries were sold separately from the vehicles and have red and black wires coming out of the end into a white plastic connector. Dynamite, 180 mAh, 2S, 20C Li-Po and DYN1429 are printed on the side of the black and orange batteries.
Sold At: Hobby stores nationwide and online at www.horizonhobby.com from December 2012 through April 2013 for about $20.
Units: About 117
Consumer Contact: Horizon Hobby; toll-free at (877) 504-0233 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT on Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. CT on Sunday, or online at www.horizonhobby.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.