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- The act of exploding.
- An explosion.
remote control noun [C or U]
a system or device for controlling something such as a machine or vehicle from a distance, by using electrical or radio signals:
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The bomb was detonated by remote control.
a remote-controlled model aircraft
Remote-Controlled Helicopter Toys Recalled By Soft Air USA Due to Fire and Burn HazardsWASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Remote-Controlled Helicopter Toys
Units: About 30,000
Importer: Soft Air USA Inc., of Grapevine, Texas
Hazard: The rechargeable battery contained inside the helicopter can catch fire during charging, igniting the helicopter and nearby combustible materials. This poses a burn or fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Soft Air USA has received six reports of helicopters igniting, including one minor injury.
Description: This recall involves the remote-controlled helicopter toy “Fun2Fly Microcopter” with item number 91001. The helicopter comes with a transmitter that controls and recharges the helicopter. The helicopter is made of foam and plastic and measures about 6 ½ inches by 2 ½ inches. The transmitter measures about 4 1/2 inches by 5 inches. “Fun2Fly” and “Microcopter” are printed on the packaging. The item number is printed above the UPC label.
Sold at: Sporting goods stores and other retailers nationwide from May 2007 through December 2007 for about $30.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled toy helicopter and return it to the retailer where it was purchased for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Soft Air USA collect at (817) 210-4181 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or e-mail the company at Bhook@softairusa.com