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mustangman79
06-15-2004, 05:10 PM
I thought this might be of some interest to some of you.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 15, 2004
Release # 04-160
AE Recall Hotline: (800) 518-7339
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908


CPSC, Associated Electrics Inc. Announce Recall of Battery Chargers for
Radio Control Race Cars


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces
the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below.
Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless
otherwise instructed.


Name of product: Reedy Quasar Pro Battery Chargers (charges batteries
used to power remote control race cars)


Units: 4,900


Manufacturer: Associated Electrics Inc., of Costa Mesa, Calif.


Hazard: A defective fuse and program error in the charger can cause the
battery packs being charged to overheat and explode, posing a risk of
serious injury to consumers.


Incidents/Injuries: Associated Electrics has received three reports of
incidents involving exploding battery cells. One consumer sustained a
bruised hand, while another received an eye injury from flying debris.


Description: The recalled #611 Quasar Pro Chargers were manufactured
from February 2002 through February 2004. The grey charger box has words
"Quasar Pro" printed in yellow on the front and shows a display of
"QUASAR PRO VERSION 1.0" when first turned on. The recalled chargers
either have no barcode label on the underside or a barcode label with
the numbers "611" or "611A".


Sold at: Hobby dealers nationwide from February 2002 through February
2004 for about $200.


Manufactured in: China


Remedy: Consumers should stop using the charger immediately and contact
Associated Electrics to receive a free repair.


Consumer Contact: Call Associated Electrics at (800) 518-7339 between 8
a.m. and 12 p.m., and 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., PT Monday through Friday, or
visit the firm's Website at www.teamassociated.com


To view this press release online, use the following link:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04160.html

StevePond
06-15-2004, 05:39 PM
Thanks for wanting to keep everyone informed. Associated posted this about two months ago on their own website.