Dad's fury after B&M toy helicopter fell out of the sky and smashed his five-year-old son in the face

A SHOCKED dad has told of the moment a toy helicopter fell out of the sky and smashed his five-year-old son in the face.

Paul Hulse bought the £29.99 chopper from B&M as a Christmas present for his 13-year-old cousin.

The family went out into the garden to try it out on Christmas morning, but after about two minutes of it being airborne Paul says it fell out of the sky and onto his son Benjamin.

The youngster was crying and screaming in pain, after being hit by its propellers.

Paul, from Sale, Manchester is now demanding compensation from the retailer, and wants to highlight possible safety problems with other helicopters.

He said: “It just came out of the sky and hit my son with the propellers.

“I was surprised and shocked, I couldn’t understand how it could happen.



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“It had only been in the air for a couple of minutes, and it wasn’t very high, it wasn’t any higher than a house.

“On the remote control we were trying to get it to go up but it stopped responding and just fell out of the sky.

“Benjamin was screaming and crying in pain, he was really upset. I rushed over to him, he had cuts to his face and it had drawn blood.”

Paul has since complained to the company, and says he was offered a £30 voucher, which he has refused – complaining that they have been “dismissive” of his complaint.

In emails between Paul and B&M, the firm says it is cannot take any further action because he is “unwilling” to send the toy, which was bought at the Sale branch, to the company for further tests.

A B&M spokesperson said: “We’re reviewing the steps taken to ensure that we take appropriate action.

“Product safety is really important to us, we’ve sold more than 130,000 of these particular toy helicopters and have had no other issues, we believe this to be an isolated incident.”

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