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Horizon Hobby Recalls E-flite Chargers Due to Fire Hazard

recalled chargerHorizon Hobby, a company that specializes in radio control (RC) hobby products, is recalling 1,300 battery chargers because they can cause a fire hazard. The E-flite Ultra Micro-4 AC/DC Battery Chargers can overcharge the batteries and overheat, which could result in property damage, injury, or fire. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

The recalled chargers were manufactured in China and sold at Horizon Hobby stores nationwide and online at from March 2015 through June 2015 for about $70. This recall involves the EFLC1105 E-flite Ultra Micro-4, 4x9W, AC/DC Battery Charger from E-flite. The charger has four independently functioning charge circuits with a LED status display. Each port has nineWatts of dedicated power and can charge specific batteries. The charger is blue with “Eflite Celectra UMX-$ Battery Charger” printed across the center. Consumers should stop using the recalled chargers immediately and contact Horizon Hobby for a replacement charger.

Source: CPSC | Horizon Hobby

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