Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Remote-Controlled Helicopter Toys Recalled by Protocol

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Ashley Collection Inc., announced a voluntary recall of the “Protocol” Remote-Controlled Mini Helicopter Toys due to fire and burn hazards. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

This recall involves the “Protocol” remote-controlled mini helicopter toys with model number starting with 1442. The helicopter is made of foam and plastic and measures about 7 inches long. “Protocol” is printed on the tail and on the side of the helicopter. “1442-X” can be found on the packaging. The remote-control component measures 5 1/2 inches by 4 3/4 inches. They were sold at retail stores nationwide from October 2007 through December 2007 for between $30 and $50.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact the firm for information on how to receive a replacement helicopter. For additional information, contact Protocol at (800) 261-1193 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET, or visit the company’s Web site at www.protocoldesign.com.