Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Family Dollar recalls toy tanks

Matthews-based Family Dollar announced a voluntary recall of some 67,000 remote-controlled toy tanks sold during the holiday season, citing concerns that the controllers can overheat and melt.

The "Authentic Heroes Target Practice Tank" was sold for $5 at Family Dollar stores nationwide from September through December last year, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The tank turret rotates and shoots plastic missiles.

The government has received five reports of the controller, powered by three AAA batteries, overheating and melting. No injuries have been reported, according to the CPSC, but the government is advising consumers to take the toy away from their kids.

Consumers can bring the tank back to Family Dollar for a full refund. To see the recall notice, click here.


Anonymous said...

Send them to Egypt to help the freedom fighters.