I bought this item on a deal in September for a Christmas present. I didn't try it before Christmas to verify it worked because it was a gift. I did realize the return window closed in October until I came to check. Sadly, this was nothing but a huge disappointment on Christmas morning when my daughter opened it. The item will light up, but it does not fly. We tried repeatedly to charge it and to use the included remote to make it fly, but it's a complete dud. My daughter was devastated and I'm beyond frustrated about this lousy product. Save your money. The deal is a joke for a light up ball. Look elsewhere for a better product.