Radio control toy trucks sold by QVC
recalled for fire hazard
April 3, 2006
Creative Innovations & Sourcing
LLC and QVC Inc. are recalling about 8,000
Thunder Spin R.C. Road Rage Stunt Machine
toy trucks. Electrical circuits within
the truck can overheat causing the toy
to overheat, posing a risk of fire.
There have been 14 reports of overheating,
smoking, melting and fire, including two
reports of minor property damage to a countertop
and electrical receptacle. No reports of
injuries have been received.
Manufactured in Hong
Kong, the Thunder Spin R.C. Road Rage Stunt
Machine is 10 inches by 11 inches and was
sold in blue or green. The radio-controlled
Stunt Machine comes with one charger, one
9.6 V rechargeable battery pack, and one
9 volt battery.
The model number, T23624,
is written only on the product’s packaging, located above
the Universal Product Code. The Stunt Machine
comes with two orange flame decals on each
side of the vehicle, one of which includes “Stunt
Machine” in orange block lettering.
A “Thunder Spin” logo can be
found on the bottom of the vehicle.
The product was sold at QVC Inc. stores
in the U.S. and on the firm's website at
QVC.com from November 2005 through December
2005 for between $40 and $44.
Consumers should stop
using the product immediately. QVC will
send a letter to all purchasers of the
product notifying them of the product’s
recall and instructing them to return the
battery pack and battery charger to obtain
a full refund.
For additional information, contact QVC Inc.,
at (800) 367-9444 anytime or visit the company's
website at www.qvc.com.