Horizon Hobby is recalling approximately 2,000 of its remote control model helicopter for a potential crash hazard. The helicopters are the Blade 500 X BNF and Blade 500 3D RTF and BNF Remote Controlled Model Helicopters. The tail rotor grip used for securing the tail rotor blade to the tail rotor hub can separate and release from the helicopter, posing a risk of a crash and injury hazard.
Horizon Hobby is offering a replacement part to customers. You can contact Horizon Hobby toll-free at (877) 504-0233 or online at www.horizonhobby.com, and click on Product Recalls listed under “Legal” at the bottom of the page for more information.
The helicopters were sold nationwide and at horizonhobby.com. Models BLH 1800, BLH 1800M1 and BLH 1850 were sold from December 2012 through September 2013; and Models BLH 1850 and BLH 4080 were sold from May 2013 through September 2013. Prices range from $600 to $900.