Remote-controlled toy helicopter recalled over risk of fire or burns

Health Canada is recalling a remote-controlled toy helicopter because its rechargeable battery can overheat, posing a risk of fire or burns.

While there are no reports of injuries in Canada, in the United States, nine reports of the toy helicopter overheating, including one minor burn to a consumer's fingertip, have been reported.

Wednesday's recall affects "Protocol" remote-controlled mini helicopter toys with model numbers starting with 1442.

The helicopter is made of foam and plastic, and measures about 18 cm long. "Protocol" is printed on the tail and on the side of the helicopter, and "1442-X" can be found on the packaging. The remote-control component measures about 14 cm by 12 cm.

About 300 of the toy helicopters were sold in March 2008 at various Winners stores across Canada.

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