Children’s toy subject to recall for explosions
A children’s toy that has been sold in Douglas County could explode, according to the U.S. Consumer Product
JAKKS Pacific®, is recalling 516,000 Spa Factory Aromatherapy Fountain & Bath Benefits Kits. Consumers should immediately take the toy’s jars and caps away from children and dispose of any jar lids without vent holes. Only use jars that have lids with vent holes.
The kits were sold at Sam’s Club, Walmart, Target and other stores nationwide from August 2008 through August 2010 for between $13 and $50 and continue to be available in some stores.
This children’s product was originally recalled in January 2009. Since that time, there have been additional injuries caused by the kits. Pressure from the buildup of carbon dioxide in the jars of Bath Bombs/Balls or Bath Fizzies that come with the kits can cause the unvented lids to blow off, posing explosion and projectile hazards. The flying pieces also can cause property damage. Additionally, the mixture of water with the Bath Bombs/Balls or Bath Fizzies can create citric acid. This acid can get into consumers’ eyes when the jars explode, posing a risk of eye irritation.
As of January 2009, CPSC had received 88 reports of exploding jars, including 13 injuries to children. Since that time, CPSC has received 12 additional reports of exploding unvented jars of JAKKS’ Bath Bombs/Balls or Bath Fizzies, including 13 additional reported injuries. The new injuries include irritated eyes, irritated skin and one eye injury from projectile jar lids.
Consumers should immediately take the toy’s jars and caps without vent holes away from children, dispose of any jar lids without vent holes and contact JAKKS Pacific to receive free jar lids with vent holes. Contact JAKKS toll-free at (877) 875-2557 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firm’s website at http://www.myspafactory.com or email the firm at email@example.com