CPSC Recall on Estes Sky Ranger

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of
the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Sky Rangers Park Flyer Radio Control Airplanes
Units: About 21,000
Distributor: Estes-Cox Corp., of Penrose, Colo.
Hazard: The airplanes are launched by hand and can explode near the consumer's head, posing a risk of temporary hearing loss and injuries to eyes, face and hands.
Incidents/Injuries: Estes-Cox has received 45 reports of airplanes exploding, including 22 reports of consumers experiencing temporary ear pain or hearing being affected; five reports of minor burns to hands, faces or eyes; two reports of chest impact from debris; two reports of eye injuries; and one report of a cut hand. One consumer sought medical attention for burning eyes.
Description: This recall involves Model 4116 Sky Rangers Park Flyer radio control airplanes, which come with a black battery charger. The airplanes have a wingspan of about 14 inches, a light blue, white and orange polystyrene foam fuselage, and a copper coil on the rudder. Airplanes with a warning sticker on the fuselage near the on/off switch are not included in the recall.
Sold at: Hobby stores and other retailers nationwide from September 2005 through December 2006 for between $20 and $40.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled airplanes immediately and contact Estes-Cox to verify that their plane is being recalled and for instructions on returning the airplane for a replacement product.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Estes-Cox at (800) 576-5811 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. MT Monday through Thursday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.estesrockets.com
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07250.html
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What is it that explodes?
Is there something about the warning given on the sticker that helps to prevent explosions?
Inquiring minds want to know ... ;o)
                Marty
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properly has a .049 engine that is screwed up, or some kids may just b
to dumb to use it right. It could also be the batteries/capasitor tha is charged up, and in this case, overcharged
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