Battery Chargers Pose Burn and Fire Hazard, Recalled

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The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Horizon Hobby Inc., has announced a recall of their battery chargers, according to recent news sources.

The product subject to recall is the Losi NiMH Start-Up Combo Charger. About 975 products in the U.S. are affected, and 25 in Canada. The danger was found to be that the charger and battery can emit excessive heat, posing burn and fire hazards. While no injuries have been reported, 8 different complaints have been made.

The charger is black and is 4 inches by 2 inches. The model number in on the back of the package the product came in and in LOSB9904. The product has the Losi logo imprinted on the front and back.

Hobby stores all over the U.S. gave the battery chargers away or for a small charge when customers made a purchase. The product was distributed at these stores from January to March 2011.

Consumers can contact Horizon Hobby for a refund.

As a Los Angeles personal injury attorney, if you or a loved one has been injured because of a defective product, I suggest you seek medical attention right away. It can also be just as important to contact a product liability lawyer as soon as possible because you may be entitled to monetary compensation as a result of getting injured because of a defective or recalled product. You should also remember that the longer you take to contact someone about your case the more chance you have to lose evidence.