Defective model airplane receivers recalled

Horizon Hobby Inc. of Champaign, IL has announced the recall of about 3500 of its Spektrum-brand receivers used with model airplane gliders.

According to Horizon Hobby, the receiver can lose signal contact with the model airplane glider’s radio control while within normal radio operating range limits.  If this happens, the glider can fall from the sky and potentially hit consumers, posing a risk of injury.  The company says that it has not received any reports of incidents or injuries associated with the product, but has initiated the recall to prevent any such future incidents.

The recalled receivers were sold by Horizon Hobby direct sales representatives nationwide from March 2009 through May 2010 for about $105.

Read more information about the recall of Spektrum-brand receivers used with model airplane gilders from Hobby Horizons Inc.