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Product name Batteries Used in Radio-Controlled Helicopter Kits
Description Electrifly lithium-polymer batteries (part #GPMP0401) sold individually or with the Heli-Max Axe CP-L-radio-controlled helicopter kits. The kit includes a 23-inch long plastic helicopter, a battery, a radio transmitter, a balance charger, a car adapter, an AC wall adapter, decals that read "HMX", "AXE" and "Heli-Max" and training gear. "Electrifly" and "GPMP0401" are printed on the battery. 
Problem The rechargeable battery can overheat and catch fire while charging, igniting nearby combustible materials. This poses a fire hazard to consumers. 
Distribution Hobby Stores nationwide and online for about $35. The helicopter kits were sold for $200. 
Company Hobbico (866)462-2426; Web site or 
Dates sold November 2007 through March 2008 
Date posted 08/20/2008 

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