|8043 Motorized Excavator set, "the LEGO Group has decided to call back all not sold stock from the retailers to repack the sets - there is no safety issue but mainly a quality issue - the expierence for the consumer with the only slow moving excavator arm is not good enough.|
The replacement/solution will likely be ready before Christmas Sales."
Meanwhile Ricco Krog (LEGO Technic Design Manager) wrote at technic.LEGO.com blog the message below with some information about the current status.
During the testing we isolated the issue to the linear actuators, which were not moving as smoothly as originally intended. The solution was to modify them and place the new linear actuators in all new sets that we will produce.
We are also making the modified linear actuators available to all existing owners of 8043 Motorized Excavator. If you have experienced problems with the digging arm, please do not hesitate to call LEGO Consumer Service 1-800-838-9647.
Thank you Hans, for the heads-up.
Last Update: 2010.Jan.10 01:24 CET