NiMH battery charger recalled

Horizon Hobby Inc. of Champaign, IL is recalling about 975 of its Losi NiMH Start-Up Combo Charger manufactured in China.

According to the company, the charger and battery can emit excessive heat, posing a burn and fire hazard to consumers. Horizon Hobby says that it has received eight separate reports of the batteries emitting excessive heat, but no reports of consumer injuries related to the recalled product.

The NiMH battery chargers were given away for free or for a nominal charge by hobby stores nationwide from January through March 2011.

Read more information about the recall of NiMH battery chargers manufactured in China.