Horizon Hobby recalls LiPo batteries

June 25, 2013 at 4:34 PM

WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) -- Champaign, Ill., importer Horizon Hobby Inc. is recalling about 117 Dynamite 7.4 volt LiPo batteries due to a potential fire hazard, a watchdog agency said.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the positive and negative leads are wired incorrectly. Charging or using the batteries can result in overheating, the commission said in a statement.

The batteries are used to power Horizon Hobby's Losi Mico remote control vehicles. They were sold separately from the vehicles from December 2012 through April 2013 for about $20.

Consumers were advised to stop using the batteries and disconnect them from either the remote control or the charger. They should then be returned to Horizon Hobby for a full refund, the commission said.

Consumers can call 877-504-0233 for information.

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