June 15, 2004
Associated Electrics Inc. Announces Recall of Battery Chargers for Radio Control Race Cars
Reedy Quasar Pro Battery Chargers (charges batteries used to power remote
control race cars)
Manufacturer: Associated Electrics Inc., of Costa Mesa, Calif.
Hazard: A defective fuse and program error in the charger can cause the battery packs being charged to overheat and explode, posing a risk of serious injury to consumers.
Description: The recalled #611 Quasar Pro Chargers were manufactured from February 2002 through February 2004. The grey charger box has words “Quasar Pro” printed in yellow on the front and shows a display of "QUASAR PRO VERSION 1.0" when first turned on. The recalled chargers either have no barcode label on the underside or a barcode label with the numbers "611" or "611A".
Sold at: Hobby dealers nationwide from February 2002 through February 2004 for about $200.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the charger immediately and contact Associated Electrics to receive a free repair.
Consumer Contact: Call Associated Electrics at (800) 518-7339 between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m., and 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Website at http://www.teamassociated.com/misc/charger_recall.htm