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Family Dollar Stores Recalls Remote Controlled Toy Tanks Due to Burn Hazard

Posted By News Staff On Thursday, January 27, 2011 @ 10:00 am In News | No Comments

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Product Information

Name of Product: Remote-controlled toy tanks

Units: About 67,000

Retailer: Family Dollar Stores Inc., of Charlotte, NC.

Importer: Family Dollar Services Inc., of Charlotte, NC.

Hazard: The tank’s controller can overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Family Dollar has received five reports of the controllers overheating and melting. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recalled product is the Authentic Heroes Target Practice Tank play set, a remote-controlled green toy tank attached by a cable to a grey battery-powered controller. The controller requires three AAA batteries to power the tank to move forward and backward and the tank turret to rotate and shoot projectiles. The controller is marked “Target Practice Tank Play Set.”

Sold exclusively at: Family Dollar stores nationwide from September 2010 through December 2010 for about $5.00.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take the toy away from children, remove batteries and return the toy to a Family Dollar store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Family Dollar at 800-547-0359 between 8:30am and 5:00pm ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.familydollar.com [1]

Remote-Controlled Toy Tank [2]

Remote-Controlled Toy Tank

CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.saferproducts.gov/CPSRMSPublic/Incidents/ReportIncident.aspx [3]

About The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. 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 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 301-595-7054. To join a CPSC e-mail subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx [4]. Consumers can obtain recall and general safety information by logging on to CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov [5].


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