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|Release # 92-114
Lord Howards Inc. Recalls Toy Helicopter
PRODUCT: Lord Howards' Super Jet, model 32930 toy
PROBLEM: The helicopter's propeller tips rotate at a high velocity and may cause injury if
the propeller tip were to strike the eye.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers who own these toy helicopters should remove them from children's use
and return the helicopters to Lord Howards. For more information, consumers should call
WASHINGTON, DC - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC),
Lord Howards Inc. of Newark, OH is voluntarily recalling some of its Super Jet, model
32930 toy helicopters. The helicopter's propeller tips rotate at a high velocity and may
cause injury if the propeller tip were to strike the eye. Only the model which does not
have a protective ring connecting the rotor tips is being recalled.
Lord Howards Inc. distributed approximately 5,000 of these toy helicopters nationwide from
August 1990 to July 1991. Since that time, the firm has distributed the "Super
Jet" with a ring around the rotor blades. The plastic helicopter that is being
recalled has a single propeller with three blades, each 2-11/16 inches long. The
helicopter is 2-1/2 inches long and 1/2 inch wide at its landing gear skids. There is a
separate hand-held launching pad that is powered by four "AA" batteries. The
helicopters being recalled do not have a protective ring around the perimeter of the three
Lord Howards Inc. is aware of one incident in which a six-year- old boy was struck in the
eye by the propeller of one of these helicopters. The child suffered no permanent injury.
Consumers who own these toy helicopters should remove them from children's use and return
the helicopters to Lord Howards for a replacement at no charge to the consumer. For more
information consumers may contact Lord Howards Inc. by writing: Box 4276, Newark, Ohio
43055. Consumers may also call the company at (614) 745-2986.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is announcing this recall as part of its
mission to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with
consumer products. The Commission's objective is to help reduce the estimated 28.5 million
injuries and 21,600 deaths that are associated each year with the 15,000 different types
of consumer products under the CPSC's jurisdiction.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000
types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product
or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call
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