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Model helicopters recalled

(Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission) (Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – The Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling over 16,000 model helicopters due to impact and laceration hazards.

According to the CPSC, the Bind-N-Fly and Ready to Fly Remote Control Helicopters are being recalled because the main blade grips and rotor blades can release from the main rotor head posing impact and laceration hazards.

Horizon Hobby has received over 300 reports of the rotor blades releasing from the rotor head, including 34 reports of a blade striking a user resulting in 12 laceration injuries.

Consumers are being asked to stop using the helicopters and contact the manufacture for free replacement parts and instructions.

For more details on this recall, including model numbers and contact information click here.

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