Wompro Pty Ltd—Cabot's deck buggy

PRA number

2008/10433

Published date

Product description

The product is a two channel remote controlled battery powered 4WD car. The car is powered from a 7.2V 1100mAh NIMH battery pack. The transmitter is powered by 8 AA size primary batteries. The product includes a power supply for charging the battery pack.
Identifying features
N/A

Other identifying numbers

N/A

What are the defects?

Short circuiting of the battery pack of the electronic speed control had resulted in rapid failure of the wiring due to very large currents. With the wheels locked and full acceleration applied, the large currents had resulted in failure of the connections within the battery pack. It was possible to simulate a foreseeable use scenario which resulted in combustion of the battery pack connector which consequently ignited the chassis of the vehicle. Failures of the battery wiring and battery pack connector indicate these parts are under-rated for the current likely in foreseeable use.

What are the hazards?

Potential fire & mechanical malfunction

What should consumers do?

Not Applicable. No products have been despatched to consumers. All units have been returned to the supplier.

Supplier

Wompro Pty Ltd

Where the product was sold

Nationally

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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