Toys 'R' Us recalls remote-controlled helicopters due to fire, burn hazards

Toys 'R' Us has issued a voluntary recall for a remote-controlled helicopter sold at its stores after it was determined that the rechargeable battery inside the helicopters can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers or nearby items.

The recall involves the Fast Lane FA-005 Radio Control 3-Channel Helicopter with Gyro Stabilizer and Charger, model number 5F5F2F5. 

The model number is printed on the front of the product packaging and on the underside of the helicopter.  The double-rotor helicopters are blue and white, approximately 9-inches high and have the Fast Lane logo on the top of the helicopter. They were sold with a remote control unit, a battery charger and a carrying case.

Toys 'R' Us said it has received 11 reports worldwide of the rechargeable battery overheating. No injuries have been reported.

On its website, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said about 6,500 of the toy helicopters were sold in the U.S. and 900 in Canada, from September 2012 through January 2013 for about $100.

Consumers were urged to immediately stop using the remote-controlled helicopter and return all components to a Toys 'R' Us store for a full refund or store credit.

For more information call Toys 'R' Us at 800-869-7787, or visit them online at www.toysrus.com.

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