Horizon Hobby Recalls HobbyZone Super Cub S Radio-Controlled Aircraft Due to Fire Hazard

ChargersPower supply units and chargers sold with the model aircraft can overcharge the battery, posing a risk of fire and property damage.

This recall involves the power supply and charger included exclusively with the HobbyZone Super Cub S Ready-To-Fly aircraft, model number HBZ8100 and the HobbyZone Super Cub S Bind-N-Fly model number HBZ8180. Aircraft model numbers are located on the packaging. The power supply is 2 ½ inches by 1 ¾ inches by 1 ¼ inches and is black with a blue label that reads “HobbyZone” and model “HBZ1004.” The DC auxiliary charger is 5 inches by 2 ½ inches by 1 ¾ inches and is black with a blue label that reads, “HobbyZone” and model “HBZ1003.”

The firm has received 18 reports incidents involving the power supply units and chargers including reports of small fires, exploding batteries and property damage to the surrounding areas.

Consumers should stop using the power supply and chargers immediately and contact Horizon Hobby for a replacement AC charger.

 

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