JAKKS Pacific(r) Recalls Spa Factory(tm) Aromatherapy Kits Due to Explosion and Projectile Hazards

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NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 29, 2009
Release #09-112

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (877) 875-2557
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Spa Factory(tm) Aromatherapy Fountain & Bath Benefits Kits

Units: About 516,000

Importer: JAKKS Pacific Inc., of Malibu, Calif.

Hazard: Pressure from the buildup of carbon dioxide in the jars of Bath Bombs/Balls or Bath Fizzies can cause the caps on the jars to blow off, posing explosion and projectile hazards. The mixtures also can contain citric acid, which can get into the eyes during an explosion, posing a risk of eye irritation.

Incidents/Injuries: JAKKS and CPSC have received 88 reports of exploding jars, including 13 injuries. Injuries to children aged 6 to 11 years old include three cases of irritated eyes, two eye injuries from flying caps, a cheek welt and a cheek cut. Injuries to adults include four reports of bruising, one swollen joint, and one face gash.

Description: This recall involves the purple caps on jars in the Spa Factory(tm) Spa Fantasy Aromatherapy Fountain and the Bath Benefits(tm) Kit toys. The jars are used to make Bath Bombs/Balls and Bath Fizzies. The following models are included in this recall. The item number is located on the bottom of the product’s packaging.

Model Item | Number
Spa Factory(tm) Bath Benefits(tm) Kit | 37836
Spa Factory(tm) Deluxe Spa Fantasy Aromatherapy Fountain | 37908
Spa Factory(tm) Spa Fantasy Aromatherapy Fountain | 37837
Spa Factory(tm) Spa Fantasy Aromatherapy Fountain | 54892
Spa Factory(tm) Spa Fantasy Aromatherapy Fountain | 54857

Sold at: Sam’s Club, Wal-Mart, Target, and toy stores nationwide from August 2008 through January 2009 for about $13 for the Bath Benefits Kit and between $30 and $50 for the Aromatherapy Fountain.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the toy’s jars and caps away from children and contact JAKKS for free replacement jar caps with vent holes.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact JAKKS toll-free at (877) 875-2557 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firm’s Web site at www.myspafactory.com, or email the firm at caps@jakks.net

Originally Posted on: 1/31/2009
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