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Consumer product recall

Fast Lane FA-005 Remote-Control Helicopters

Starting date:
July 3, 2013
Posting date:
July 3, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Toys R Us

Affected products

Fast Lane FA-005 Remote-Control Helicopter

Product description

This recall involves the Fast Lane FA-005 Remote-Control 3 Channel Giant Helicopter with Gyro Stabilizer and Charger, Model Number 5F5F2F5. The model number is printed on the front of the product packaging and on the underside of the helicopter. The UPC is 886150510022.

The blue and white double-rotor helicopters are approximately 9 inches high (23 centimetres) and have the Lane logo on the top of the product. They were sold with a remote control unit, a battery charger and a carrying case.

Hazard identified

The rechargeable battery inside the helicopters can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers or nearby items.

Toys R Us Canada has received 11 reports of an incident related to the use of this toy, 2 in Canada, 5 in the United States, 2 in Australia, 1 in Spain and 1 in the UK. No injuries have been reported.

For some tips to help consumer choose safe toys and to help them keep children safe when they play with toys, see General toy safety tips.

Number sold

Approximately 907 units of the recalled helicopters have been sold in Canada.

Approximately 6,412 units of the recalled helicopters have been sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled toys were sold from October 2012 to January 2013.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Toys R Us

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the remote-controlled helicopter and return it to a Toys R Us store for a full refund or store credit.

For more information, consumers may contact Toys R Us at firm’s Website or toll-free at 1-800-869-7787 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday and from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission’s website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.