Recall Info


Educational Construction Series Product Recall

Published 9-15-10

Thank you very much for your constant support of Tamiya's products.

We have discovered that a number of Educational Construction Series products (see list below) have been shipped with problematic circuit boards. When batteries are installed, these defective circuit boards may overheat, leading to the product becoming inoperable.

Although there haven't been any reports of injuries, Tamiya has thus decided to conduct a voluntary recall of these products. If you are a distributor or retailer in North America, please contact your Tamiya America, Inc. Sales Representative. You will be issued a UPS call tag to return your product(s).

If you are a consumer that has already purchased the product(s) listed below you should contact the Tamiya America, Inc. directly through the Customer Service Department to receive your UPS call tag. If you have already assembled your purchased product please return it, as is, for inspection. Your product will be returned to you after a quality control inspection.

We appreciate your cooperation and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

Affected products produced between January 1, 2007 to September 16, 2010 are listed below.

  • 70102 2-Channel Remote Control Box
  • 70104 Remote Controlled Bulldozer Kit
  • 71107 2-Channel Remote Control Mechanical Insect (Six-Leg Crawling Type)
  • 71110 2-Channel Remote Control Boxing Fighter
  • 71113 2-Channel Remote Control Boxing Fighter Battle Set
  • 71118 2-Channel Remote Control Rhinoceros Beetle
  • 71119 2-Channel Remote Control Stag Beetle
  • 71120 2-Channel Remote Control Insect Dueling Set

Tamiya America, Inc. - Customer Service Department
36 Discovery, Suite 200, Irvine, CA 92618-3765
Tel: 800-826-4922
[ Business Hours:  Monday - Friday   8:00am - 5:00pm PST]

In order for us to best help you indentify the products listed above, we've included photos below of each.

For further information:
Tamiya, Inc. - Customer Service Department Tel: 054-283-0003
Business Hours:   Monday - Friday   8:00 - 20:00, Saturday & Public Holidays: 8:00 - 17:00]

70102 - 2 Channel Remote Control Box


70104 - Remote Control Bulldozer Kit


71107 - 2 Channel Remote Control Mechanical Insect (6-leg Crawling Type)


71110 - 2 Channel Remote Control Fighter


71113 - 2 Channel Remote Control Boxing Fighter Battle Set


71118 - 2 Channel Remote Control Rhinocerous Beetle


71119 - 2 Channel Remote Control Stag Beetle


71120 - 2 Channel Remote Control Insect Battle Set

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