It snaps all Pixy drones after four reports of their batteries overheating, according to the company and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The company says it will issue a refund to all drone owners who return the device.
“Snap, in cooperation with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, is recalling the battery that came with the Pixy Flying Camera because the battery may overheat and pose a fire hazard,” the company writes on its website. According to the CPSC, the battery problems caused one “minor” fire and one “minor” injury.
The company has detailed instructions for returning the drone without batteries , and says that all Pixy owners are entitled to a refund of the purchase price, even if they received it as a gift or no longer have a receipt. Snap says anyone who owns a Pixy drone should participate in the recall, even if the device appears to be working properly.
The maker of Snapchat has introduced a mini drone But project only four months later, Snap pulled resources away from hardware projects. The company never shared how many drones were sold, but the CPSC said the recall affected about 71,000 devices.