HobbyZone Super Cub S Ready-To-Fly Radio-Controlled Aircraft and Super Cub S Bind-N-Fly Power Supply and Charger have been recalled. About 6,800 units were recalled be Horizon Hobby, as the power supply units and chargers sold with the model aircraft can overcharge and overheat the battery, which poses a risk of fire and property damage.
Horizon Hobby has received 18 reports of incidents involving the power supply units and chargers, which includes reports of small fires, exploding batteries and even property damage to the surrounding areas. Users are advised to stop using the power supply and chargers immediately and contact Horizon Hobby directly for a replacement AC charger.
This recall involves the power supply and charger sold exclusively with the HobbyZone Super Cub S Ready-To-Fly aircraft (model number HBZ8100) and the HobbyZone Super Cub S Bind-N-Fly (HBZ8180). The aircraft model numbers are located on the packaging. The power supply is 2 ½ inches by 1 ¾ inches by 1 ¼ inches and is black with a blue label that reads “HobbyZone” and model “HBZ1004.” The DC auxiliary charger is 5 inches by 2 ½ inches by 1 ¾ inches and is black with a blue label that reads, “HobbyZone” and model “HBZ1003.” The aircraft and defective chargers were sold at hobby stores nationwide and online at HorizonHobby.com, April through August 2014 for $170 for the Bind-N-Fly and $200 for the Ready-to-Fly.
Horizon Hobby LLC, of Champaign, Ill.
Horizon Hobby toll-free at (877) 504-0233 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Consumers can also visit the firm’s website at www.horizonhobby.com and click on Product Recalls listed under Support at the bottom of the page for more information.