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Consumer product recall

Horizon Hobby recalls Dynamite 40-Amp FWD REV Brushed ESC in various remote ECX controlled vehicles

Starting date:
April 25, 2017
Posting date:
April 25, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Hobby/Craft Items, Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Burn Hazard, Fire Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Horizon Hobby

Affected products

Dynamite 40-Amp FWD REV Brushed Electronic Speed Control in various ECX remote controlled vehicles

Product description

This recall involves the Dynamite 40-Amp FWD REV Brushed ESC – DYNS2201. The controllers are installed in the ECX 1/10 LiPo Circuit, Ruckus and Torment models of the following remote-controlled vehicles:: ECX03130T1, ECX03130T2, ECX03131T1, ECX03131T2, ECX03133T1, ECX03133T2, ECX03154.The ESC measures 5 centimetres length by 3 3/4 centimetres width.  The model numbers can be found on the product box or in the owner's manual for each vehicle. The model vehicles measure about 18 inches in length and 12 inches in width and are hobby grade remote control models for ages 14 and up.

Hazard identified

The vehicle's electronic speed control (ESC) can fail and short circuit, posing a fire hazard.

As of April 25, the company has received 3 reports of ESCs that caught fire in Canada, and no reports of injuries.

In the United States, Horizon Hobby has received 19 reports of the ESC in the model truck and cars catching fire. No injuries or property damage has been reported.

Number sold

Approximately 540 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and approximately 18 600 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from October 2016 to December 2016 in both Canada and the USA.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Horizon Hobby, LLC
Shenzhen Shen’s Tongchuang Aeronautic Model Co Ltd.

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the remote controlled vehicles and contact Horizon Hobby for repair or refund.

For more information, consumers can contact Horizon Customer Service phone number is 800-338-4639 Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CST or email.

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.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.