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Product name Spektrum DX6i Radio Transmitters used with model aircrafts
Description The recalled Spektrum DX6i radio transmitters are used to control model airplanes and helicopters. "Spektrum DX6i" is printed on the front of the transmitters. The transmitters were sold individually or as part of three different ready-to-fly model aircraft. For a complete list of item numbers and production date codes included in the recall, please go to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission press release at - the item number is located on the product's packaging. The date code is located on a label inside the transmitter's battery compartment or on the underside of the battery compartment door. 
Problem The defective radio transmitters can cause model airplanes and helicopters they control to fall from the sky while in flight and crash into bystanders or property. The propellers can also spin unexpectedly injuring a person standing too close or working on the aircraft. This poses impact and laceration hazards to consumers and a risk of property damage. 
Distribution Independently-owned model and hobby shops for about $200 for the transmitter, or for between $400 and $500 for the transmitter when sold with a model airplane or helicopter. 
Company Horizon Hobby 877-504-0233; Web site 
Dates sold July 2008 through January 2009 
Date posted 04/02/2009 

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