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Lego Systems Inc., in cooperation with the CPSC, announced a voluntary recall of “8879 Power Functions IR Speed Remote Controls” because the batteries can overheat, posing a burn hazard to users.

The company has received four reports of the batteries overheating after the batteries were inserted; however, there have been no reports of injury associated with the recall.

The recall includes Power Functions IR Speed remote controls sold separately and as part of the Emerald Night Train Kit (Item K10194) and Power Functions kit (Item K8882).

The items were sold directly to consumers in LEGO catalogs and on their Web site

Consumers who have purchased these items are asked to immediately stop using the remote control unit and to check to see if their unit is part of the recall. Defective remotes will be replaced.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact LEGO Systems Inc. at (800) 718-1858 between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday, or visit

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